By Harvey Byrne
John Aldridge has backed Liverpool to pick up all three points in Tuesday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.
The former Reds striker has predicted a 2-0 victory for the home side, while also backing 24-year-old Sadio Mane to score the first goal.
The Senegal international has been an instant hit on Merseyside since completing a £34million switch from Southampton in the summer with eight goals and seven assists in 18 encounters.
He scored in Liverpool’s last match against Everton in the 1-0 win and Aldridge believes he will help the Reds on their way to all three points again on Tuesday.
— John Aldridge (@Realaldo474) December 27, 2016
Liverpool have performed well in the league this season as they occupy third place with a game in hand other second placed Manchester City.
By contrast, Stoke are sitting in 12th and have so far had a very inconsistent campaign to date.
The Merseyside giants are going into the clash on the back of two victories and a draw after a late 4-3 collapse against Bournemouth earlier in the month.
Meanwhile, Stoke have failed to win any of their last three matches and will be trying to put an end to a bad spell of form.
The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports 1 at 5.15pm.
In other Liverpool news, Collymore has predicted where the Reds will finish this season.