Watch: News from Liverpool, Aston Villa and West Brom as clubs prepare for weekend clashes

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AS Sunderland prepare to take on Stoke at the Stadium of Light, we look ahead at some of the weekend’s other big clashes.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers tells Balotelli to up his game and there’s news on Sturridge ahead of the club’s clash with West Brom.

Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers.

And Paul Lambert is optimistic Aston Villa can repeat last season’s shock win against Manchester City.