by Rhydon Atzenhoffer
February 2, 2011
New signing Luis Suarez has his work permit and paperwork inline and will start from the bench against Stoke City. Kick off is less than an hour away as Dirk Kuyt will lead the line for the Reds for their first game without Fernando Torres. The Dutchman was a goal fiend in the Eredivisie before his transition to the right side under Rafael Benitez. His work rate is sure to see him produce an energetic determined performance up top.
Fabio Aurelio returns to the starting lineup as a midfielder as does Glen Johnson with Sotirios Kyrgiakos coming in as the newest player at Right Back. Young Martin Kelly returns to continue his performance in the first team. Lucas Leiva returns from a knock after missing the game against Fulham last week.
Liverpool official starting XI
First XI: Reina, Kyrgiakos, Skrtel, Agger, Kelly, Johnson, Lucas, Aurelio, Gerrard, Meireles, Kuyt.
Subs: Gulacsi, Carragher, Poulsen, Shelvey, Suarez, Maxi, Ngog.