Liverpool forwards Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino look certain to start against Stoke this week.

The pair were surprisingly named on the bench for the 1-1 draw with Chelsea at the weekend.

Jurgen Klopp looked to be keeping them fresh amid a crammed fixture schedule. It seems they will now return to that starting line-up. ‘It made sense at this part of the season to use the strength of the squad,’

Klopp said ahead of Wednesday’s match. ‘It’s not completely unlikely they will start [against Stoke].’