• Stoke City v Liverpool, Premier League

Sturridge returns to Liverpool bench

ESPN staff
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Daniel Sturridge returns to the Liverpool squad for their Premier League clash at Stoke after missing nearly two months with an ankle injury.

The striker takes his place on the bench, having not featured since scoring in the 3-3 Merseyside derby draw at Everton on November 23.

For Stoke, Marko Arnautovic comes in for Oussama Assaidi, who is on loan from Liverpool and cannot feature.

Stoke City: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, Walters, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Arnautovic, Crouch

Substitutes: Sorensen, Muniesa, Pennant, Palacios, Etherington, Shotton, Ireland

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Skrtel, Toure, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez

Substitutes: Ward, Kelly, Ibe, Aspas, Moses, Sturridge, Alberto

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