The gap between Stoke City and relegation-zoned Swansea City shrunk this afternoon, as a missed penalty by Marko Arnautovic was the defining moment in a 2-0 loss.
Jack Butland was an unused substitute last weekend and will return to the line-up sooner or later. Mark Hughes was non-committal on the topic ahead of the match at the Liberty Stadium.
Glenn Whelan has recovered from the illness that kept him out of the line-up against Hull City last weekend and should be available as the Potters travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday to face Swansea.
Joe Allen, out last weekend with a hamstring injury, trained during the week and there is a reasonable chance that he will play some role against his former club Swansea in Week 34.
Glenn Whelan is expected to return to the fold this weekend after missing the win over Hull City because of illness.
Xherdan Shaqiri was back for Stoke City on Saturday as the Potters beat Hull City 3-1 at the Britannia.
Ibrahim Afellay is likely lost for the balance of the season due to a significant knee injury.
Joe Allen will miss Stoke City's home match with Hull City on Saturday after failing to recover from a knock suffered last weekend.
Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland confirmed that he is ready to return this weekend after recovering from an ankle injury.
Stoke City saw its losing streak extended to four Premier League matches in a 2-1 loss to Liverpool at home.
Jon Walters has recovered sufficiently from his concussion to be ready to participate in some form or another against Liverpool at the Britannia on Saturday.
It has been since January since Xherdan Shaqiri played for the Potters but he might finally be ready to go again as the Potters host Liverpool on Saturday.
Marko Arnautovic has been better in the second half of the season but not tonight as his missed chances doomed Stoke City to a 1-0 loss at Turf Moor.
Geoff Cameron has been returning from a long-term injury and after sitting out most of Week 30, he could be in contention for a larger role in mid-week.
Glen Johnson will not face Leicester City on Saturday due to the lingering effects of a shoulder injury.