Lambert: We are still in this fight


With the threat of relegation looming, Stoke City are desperate for points in their final three matches of the season.

Speaking to the media, Paul Lambert praised his players commitment in fighting to stay in the Premier League, “They have given me absolutely everything that’s in their bodies.”

The Potters have their work cut out for them when they travel to Anfield to take on a strong Liverpool side, that thrashed Roma 5-2 in the Champions League semi-finals earlier this week.

Lambert is prepared to take on a full-strength starting 11 on Saturday and he said: “They can’t rest them all, you know they can’t, its impossible.

“Up to Jurgen who he wants to rest, you have to go there and try to win the game.

“We have to be aggressive, we have to play a really high tempo game ourselves to stay in the game against them.”

To add to the challenge, Lambert has decided to not recall forwards Jese Rodriguez and Sadio Berahino.

Paris Saint-Germain loanee Rodriguez did not show up for training earlier this month and Berahino has not scored for the club since January 2017.

Stoke will have limited forward options, with only Peter Crouch, Mame Biram Diouf and 18-year-old Tyrese Campbell available for Saturday’s match.

It is uncertain whether right-back Glen Johnson will be travelling up north as he is struggling with a groin injury.

Eric Choupo-Moting and Kostas Stafylidis are also both unavailable to play due to injuries.

Stoke are ready to fight for their Premier League lives as they take on Liverpool at Anfield stadium on Saturday at 12.30pm.


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