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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs Stoke – Sterling not in starting XI

Raheem Sterling is dropped for Liverpool’s final game of the season today, away to Stoke City.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, April 13, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League match against Newcastle United at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sterling is named on the bench, with no recognised striker in the starting XI.

Steven Gerrard, starting his final game for the club, appears to be in a more advanced role, with Lucas Leiva and Joe Allen anchoring the midfield.

Mamadou Sakho returns in defence in place of Dejan Lovren.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Allen, Henderson, Gerrard, Lallana, Coutinho.

Subs: Ward, Toure, Lovren, Lambert, Sterling, Ibe, Markovic.

Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan, N’Zonzi; Arnautovic, Adam, Walters; Diouf.

Subs:

Liverpool vs. Stoke City kicks off at 3pm (BST).

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