Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is a big admirer of FA Cup opponents Stoke City.

Dalglish knows exactly what to expect from the Potters.

"We know it's going to be difficult, we know they're going to be very well organised and we know they're going to be a threat at set plays," he said.

"In some quarters Tony Pulis's team are criticised for the way they play but they won't get any criticism from us. They play the way that's best suited to them, they play within the rules and they're a credit to that football club.

"What they've done has been fantastic. They've had a fantastic season.

"They got to the final of the FA Cup last year, they qualified for the Europa League and have had a fantastic run in that before being put out by Valencia. They played very well and were unfortunate to get knocked out."