Stoke Sentinel journalist Martin Spinks provides the view from the Britannia ahead of Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.
How are Stoke fans feeling about our visit?
Liverpool are always welcome because of everything you symbolise in the game, but it's fair to say you'll be especially welcome after recent results. The locals will feel this could be their day after 11 games since last beating Liverpool.
How will Tony Pulis play it?
He will pay Liverpool respect, some might say too much respect, and whether he plays the more attacking Liam Lawrence on the right, or the more cautious Rory Delap or Dean Whitehead, will give us an early insight into how he's tackling this one.
Who do we need to be worried about?
Not very original to say it, but obviously set pieces. Liverpool's zonal marking will be interesting against giants like Shawcross and Huth. Another one catching the eye for totally different reasons recently has been Tuncay following his long-awaited run in the team. He's been an inspiration to those around him - not least with his tackling believe it or not. He won't break too many legs, but he's a real pest to any defender dallying on the ball long enough.
Considering their size, they've conceded far too many from set pieces. And if David James does sign and play, there will clearly be a few potential communication problems at the back that will need ironing out quickly.
Who do you rate on our side?
Apart from the ususal suspects, Yossi Benayoun is always a concern when he runs at defenders in the box, while Pepe Reina can be near unbeatable on his day.
What can we expect from the atmosphere?
Reputedly the loudest fans in the Premier League, certainly last season, and it's not a title they want to relinquish any day soon. They'll certainly be up for this one because they will sense Liverpool blood.
What you trying to say? No, he's a great person and, to be fair, has played his part in the club's ascent over the last couple of years. It's fair to say the manager values him more than the majority of fans, but they have also appreciated his contribution...certainly far more than Liverpool fans ever did.
What's the score going to be?
Well it won't be 0-8 this time. You've got to be positive if you're watching from the Stoke end, so how about Stoke 1-0 Liverpool...with David James saving a penalty if he plays!