Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists Simon Mignolet's shaky performances are not a factor in the team's lack of confidence and has backed the under-fire goalkeeper's mental resilience.
The Belgium international has been criticised for lacking a commanding presence in his penalty area and for his poor distribution, while his mistake for the first Ludogorets goal in the Champions League in midweek only intensified calls for him to be replaced.
Mignolet has kept just two clean sheets in his last...
Stoke will go to Liverpool frustrated from their last showing against Burnley but buoyed by the knowledge they have played far better away from home and against the so-called bigger sides of the league this season.
Wins over Manchester City and Tottenham will give the Potters hope that they can repeat the same feat against a Liverpool side struggling to come to terms with the loss of Luis Suarez to Barcelona and Daniel Sturridge to yet another injury.
Stoke have suffered their own losses in that...
Nigeria forward Victor Moses is unlikely to play again this year after hurting his thigh while playing for Stoke City in the Premier League.
Moses, who is on loan at the Britannia Stadium from Chelsea, is facing "at least six weeks on the sidelines" after picking up the injury in the 2-1 loss to Burnley on Saturday, according to the club's official website.
"He has a significant thigh injury which is likely to keep him out for several weeks," assistant manager Mark Bowen added.
Nigeria missed out...