Daniel Gabbidon predicts Stoke v Liverpool, states which team will be exposed
By Matt Farr
Daniel Gabbidon fears that Liverpool could struggle to win at Stoke when they travel to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday.
Liverpool are unbeaten in five Premier League matches, but talkSPORT pundit and former West Ham defender Gabbidon believes they could be left exposed against a Stoke side that have lost their last three outings.
He predicted on his personal Twitter account on Friday evening that Liverpool’s squad depth will be put to the test with a number of key players out injured, including star attacker Sadio Mane and midfielder Adam Lallana.
— Daniel Gabbidon (@Gabbidon35) April 7, 2017
Mane has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury sustained in the Merseyside derby victory over Everton a week ago, and comes as a crushing blow to Liverpool’s end of season ambitions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have not won a single game without the Senegal international in their side, and Gabbidon expects a similar struggle against Stoke on Saturday.
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The former West Ham defender also suggested the away side need to win ugly, but admitted he was not sure if that is within their capabilities.
His comments suggests that he is backing either a Stoke win or a draw between the two sides, which would be a devastating blow in Liverpool’s pursuit of a top four finish.
Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League, six points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal, but their rivals have two games in hand.
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