16 Aug '13, 10am
Liverpool v Stoke preview (Sky Sports) #LFC
Brendan Rodgers: Focused on starting the new season as positively as possible The 2013/14 Premier League season opens at Anfield, with Liverpool hoping to avoid any distractions against Stoke City. The red half of Merseyside has seen its summer dominated by the future of Luis Suarez, with the Uruguayan striker having spent much of the transfer window pushing for a move away from the club - only to then suggest on the eve of the new season that he is willing to stay put. Brendan Rodgers has, understandably, expressed a desire to turn attention away from the Suarez saga - the forward is still serving a domestic suspension for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic - and focus on the start of a campaign he hopes will see Liverpool position themselves back in the race for a top-four finish and a return to UEFA Champions League competition. Fresh faces have been drafted in ...