Last Updated: 12/01/14 6:26pm
The referee blows his whistle for full-time to bring the contest to an end. Liverpool have beaten Stoke 5-3 in a fantastic game.
Late action as Mignolet denies Stoke a late goal with the ball looking to have come off Gerrard. What a match this has been.
GOAL STURRIDGE! Sturridge puts Liverpool 5-3 ahead with a finish from close-range after Butland produced a fantastic save to stop his initial effort. The striker returns to action with a goal.
GOAL WALTERS! Walters gives Stoke hope with a low shot that somehow goes under Mignolet. The Liverpool goalkeeper should have done better to stop that effort.
Mignolet does well to knock a header from Walters away from goal. Good save to keep Liverpool's 4-2 lead.
Skrtel knocks the ball out of play for a Stoke throw as the hosts look to push on in the search for a goal.
A low cross from Johnson is gathered inside his six-yard box by Butland. The Stoke goalkeeper has been busy this afternoon.
A header from Toure goes just over the top of his own bar with Mignolet looking on. Corner to Stoke.
Shawcross slides across to knock a low cross from Johnson out of the box. Liverpool are looking the most likely side to score next.
An interesting cross/shot from Sterling causes Butland a bit of a problem but the goalkeeper manages to punch the ball away.
Sturridge and Suarez try to combine again to Stoke stop the attack. The two Liverpool forwards are quickly at their best as a duo today.
Gerrard's corner is cleared and Stoke break forward. Arnautovic can't take advantage as a weak cross is easily dealt with by Liverpool.
GOAL SUAREZ! Suarez puts Liverpool 4-2 up with a great curved finish from the left hand side of the Stoke box that leaves Butland with no chance. It was good work from Sturridge to set up the opportunity.
Liverpool enjoy a sustained spell of possession to annoy the Stoke fans. They are still giving the referee and Sterling plenty of stick.
Sterling's weak half-volley from the edge of the box is again easily gathered by Butland. Liverpool the side on the attack at the moment.
Coutinho makes space for a shot but a low effort is easily gathered by Butland in the centre of his goal.
Sterling is knocked to the ground by a late challenge from Adam. The midfielder just about escapes a booked.
Suarez falls on the edge of the box but the referee waves play on. This game is providing the official with plenty of decisions to make.
A low cross from Arnautovic is knocked away from danger by Skrtel. Stoke are giving Liverpool's defence no time to rest.
Stoke quickly win another corner as the ball goes behind off Cissokho. The next one results in the Potters having to work the ball all the way back to defence under pressure from Liverpool.
Crouch wins a free-kick on the left flank for Stoke. Ironic cheers come from the Stoke fans as they continue to be unhappy with the referee.
Coutinho's corner from the right falls to Henderson on the edge of the box and he fires a wild effort high over the bar.
Suarez wins a free-kick for Liverpool in a shooting position on the edge of the box. Terrific tempo at the start of this half.
The free-kick is worked short and a driven effort from Arnautovic is blocked by Suarez. Stoke appeal for a penalty of their own as they think there was a handball but the referee waves play on.
Cissoko becomes the first player to be booked today for a clumsy challenge just outside the right hand side of the Liverpool box.
The Stoke fans are very unhappy with the referee. They don't believe Sterling deserved a penalty and Potters boss Mark Hughes looks like he agrees.
GOAL GERRARD! Gerrard sees Butland move to the right and calmly knocks the ball to the left to put Liverpool back in the lead. Great composure from the Reds captain.
Sterling takes a tumble in the box under a challenge from Wilson. There wasn't too much contact but the referee gives a penalty. Stoke are not happy about that.
Bright start from Stoke to this half. They are looking to build on the fantastic end to the first period when Crouch and Adam struck to make it 2-2.
The ball falls to Adam on the edge of the box but he can only send a poor half-volley wide of goal. The midfielder is at the centre of Stoke's play today.
There have been no changes from either side at the break. Daniel Sturridge is back on the bench for Liverpool today.
Liverpool are the 4/6 favourites for victory with Sky Bet, Stoke can be backed at 11/2 and the draw is available at 2/1. The half-time Price Boosts are: Liverpool to win 3-2 at 7/2, a 2-2 draw at 9/2, Adam to score next at 20/1, Coutinho to score next at 9/1, Crouch to score next & Stoke to win 3-2 at 25/1, Henderson to score next & Liverpool to win 4-2 at 40/1.
The referee brings a very entertaining first half to a close. Liverpool went 2-0 up but Stoke have battled back to level at 2-2 and we should have plenty of action to look forward to in the second 45 minutes.
Gerrard's lofted ball forward is collected by Butland as Cissokho fails to get any power on his header.
Adam's free-kick from the left is cleared with ease by Liverpool. Stoke are the side pushing forward as we near half-time.
GOAL ADAM! Stoke pull level just before the break as Adam sends a superb driven effort from 20 yards away from the dive of Mignolet and into the back of the net. What an entertaining half of football this has been!
Cissokho runs the ball out of play on the left flank under pressure from Cameron. The referee waves away appeals for a free-kick.
Nothing comes from the throw-in as Stoke clear. Both sides continue to look dangerous in attack with Liverpool's trio of Sterling, Coutinho and Suarez all very lively.
Sterling finds himself crowded out in the penalty area but still does well enough to win Liverpool a throw-in on the right flank.
Butland keeps out Coutinho's half-volley with a strong stop. That was a quick warning for Stoke's defence after Crouch's goal.
GOAL CROUCH! Arnautovic's cross from the left is headed home by Crouch with a flicked effort on the penalty spot. Great finish from the Stoke striker to put his side back in the game.
Toure fires the ball out of play as he is put under pressure by Adam. The Liverpool defender has looked solid on his return to the side.
Sterling does well to win the ball on the right flank and his cross is just about cleared by Stoke. Awful defending from the Potters at the moment.
Stoke are enjoying spells of possession but are failing to give Mignolet any shots to worry about. The Potters will need more if they are to get back in the game.
Good work from Lucas to win the ball from Adam as the midfielder tried to make space for a shot. Liverpool have been very good at closing Stoke down so far today.
That was a really soft goal for Stoke to give away but plenty of credit must go to Suarez for working hard to find the chance. You don't want to be defending like that near the striker.
GOAL SUAREZ! A long ball forward from Martin Skrtel causes all kinds of problems for Stoke as Marc Wilson's weak header is knocked straight to Suarez by Shawcross and the striker makes no mistake with his finish. Awful defending from the Potters to allow Liverpool to move 2-0 up.
Plenty of entertainment in this contest so far. The match is being played at a very quick tempo and both sides are looking to push forward whenever they get the chance.
Sterling wins a free-kick in a great position on the edge of the box as he is knocked down by Erik Pieters.
Half a shout for a Liverpool penalty is turned down as Butland catches Suarez when looking to punch the ball clear. The referee doesn't give it and there aren't any real protests from the Reds.
This is a decent period of play from Stoke. They are giving Mignolet cause for concern with crosses from the right.
Adam's next corner from the right is knocked away from goal by Mignolet and Liverpool break. Butland is alive to the danger and gathers the ball ahead of Sterling.
Stoke get another corner in from the right and Toure heads the ball out to give Adam the chance again.
Arnautovic sends a volley high and very, very wide of the Liverpool goal from 20 yards. That wasn't the best shot you will ever see.
Adam's latest corner from the right finds its way back to the midfielder. His resulting cross is cleared by Liverpool.
Adam's cross from the right is deflected behind by Gerrard. All of Stoke's attacking play is coming down that flank.
Raheem Sterling charges forward and finds some space to knock the ball to Coutinho. The playmaker sends a decent effort just over the bar from the edge of the box. Quick attacking play from Liverpool.
Stoke win a free-kick after Walters is crowded out in an aerial challenge with Lucas and Gerrard. It looks like the Potters forward will continue in this match.
Liverpool will be pleased with how the match has gone so far. They are leading and in complete control at the moment.
Jon Walters is down on the ground after an awkward fall. He is receiving treatment from the Stoke physio.
Adam takes the free-kick and his lofted ball towards goal is collected by Mignolet. Crouch returns to the field.
Liverpool are putting Stoke under plenty of pressure when the hosts have the ball. This has been hard work for the Potters so far.
A strong tackle from Gerrard wins the ball from Marko Arnautovic down the right flank. Great work from the Liverpool skipper.
Liverpool have been in charge in the minutes following the goal. They are controlling possession and keeping Stoke back in their own half.
That goal will clearly give Liverpool an early boost. It was a huge deflection but that won't worry the Reds in the slightest.
OWN GOAL SHAWCROSS! Liverpool take the lead as Aly Cissokho's half-volley from 30 yards takes a huge deflection off Ryan Shawcross to leave Jack Butland with no chance. The initial shot was going well wide of goal.
Stoke on the attack to start with as Geoff Cameron sends a long throw straight out of play for a goal-kick.
Adam's next corner from the right goes straight out of play for a goal-kick as it fails to reach Simon Mignolet's near post.
Charlie Adam's corner from the right is knocked back to the Scot and a tackle from Steven Gerrard concedes another flag-kick.
The teams are out on the pitch. Pretty cold for the fans today so hopefully a good match will warm everyone up.
The day's first Super Sunday match has ended in a 2-0 victory for Manchester City at Newcastle. Now all focus on this clash between Stoke and Liverpool.
Here are three Opta stats for this match: Stoke have won three and lost none of their five previous Barclays Premier League home meetings with Liverpool (D2), winning the last three in a row, just five of Luis Suarez's 20 league goals this season have been scored away from Anfield and Mark Hughes' side are unbeaten in their last seven home league games, winning three.
A warm welcome to Paul in Australia: 'Very important game for Liverpool today. Sixth after the results yesterday, and only two points ahead of Man United in seventh. Liverpool have been vulnerable from set pieces all season, so I can't see us keeping a clean sheet. I think the team should be strong enough to manage the win though. Tipping a 2-1 win to Liverpool to jump back into the top four.'
Here's a bit more information on the line-ups: Daniel Sturridge returns to Liverpool's squad after nearly seven weeks out with a sprained ankle but is only given a place on the bench. Brendan Rodgers makes two changes from what was his first-choice Premier League line-up against Hull on New Year's Day with Steven Gerrard now fully fit and Kolo Toure replacing the injured Daniel Agger. Stoke also make two changes from their last league side with Jack Butland taking over in goal from Thomas Sorensen, who got injured against Everton on New Year's Day, and Marko Arnautovic replacing Oussama Assaidi, who is ineligible against his parent club.
There is a change to one of the Price Boosts from Sky Bet. Kenwyne Jones isn't starting so Jonathan Walters can be backed to score first at 12/1.
Stoke line-up: Butland, Cameron, Shawcross (c), Wilson, Pieters, Walters, Nzonzi, Adam, Whelan, Arnautovic, Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Pennant, Palacios, Etherington, Shotton, Ireland.
Here's the Liverpool team: Mignolet, Johnson, Cissokho, Skrtel, Toure, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Sterling, Coutinho, Suarez. Subs: Ward, Kelly, Ibe, Aspas, Moses, Sturridge, Alberto.
Liverpool are the 1/2 favourites with Sky Bet to win this match. Stoke are out at 6/1 and the draw can be backed at 100/30. The Price Boosts available before the game are: Kenwyne Jones to score first at 11/1, Philippe Coutinho to score first at 15/2, Stoke to win 2-0 at 40/1 and Liverpool to win 2-1 at 8/1.