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Liverpool head to Stoke on Wednesday evening as the Premier League top four race starts to heat up.

Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Anfield allowed Arsenal to jump into fourth spot in the table, with Jurgen Klopp’s men now sitting sixth – 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City after just 13 games.

The Reds boast one of the most fearsome front lines in the top flight, but Klopp must improve a disappointing defence if they are to qualify for next season’s Champions League – starting with a result against Mark Hughes’ struggling Stoke.

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