Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(67) 45 Goals 33 (39)
(45) 29 Assists 20 (22)
(6.8) 7.1 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.1 Average Age 28.3
181.1 Average Height (cm) 181.5
(1.4) 1.6 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(52%) 54% Aerial Duel Success 44% (45%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.6)
(1.8) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.6)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Fabio Borini Out 6.37
Martin Kelly Out 6.45
Bradley Jones Doubtful 6.73
José Enrique Doubtful 7.01
Player Reason Status Rating
Lee Cattermole Out 6.7
Wes Brown Out N/A
John O'Shea Doubtful 6.91

Team News

  • Jose Enrique picked up a hamstring injury in the win over QPR at the weekend and is touch-and-go to make it back in time for this fixture. Glen Johnson could play at left back with Andre Wisdom coming in on the right if necessary.
  • Stewart Downing seems to have hit some form and should keep his place on the right side of midfield, with Sterling on the opposite wing.
  • Lucas should be back in the starting XI in place of Jordan Henderson, alongside Allen and Gerrard in central midfield.
  • John O'Shea is almost certain to miss out after hobbling off during the loss to Tottenham at the weekend having earlier given his side a lead.
  • That will probably mean Kilgallon playing at left-back and Bramble coming in to central defence, with Bardsley having barely played in recent weeks.
  • Wes Brown and Lee Cattermole are both still out.

Prediction

  • Liverpool will hope to build on the 3-0 win they enjoyed over QPR last time out, but the result did little more than highlight their inconsistencies, having alternated between wins and losses in their last 5 league games, and only 5 wins in their last 12 outings.
  • Sunderland threw away a lead to lose against Spurs at the weekend, but were outplayed for most of that game and rarely threatened the opposition goal. Having previously won 2 games in a row, they will look to bounce back here.
  • Liverpool will not want to slip up immediately after winning so convincingly at QPR and the home crowd will be behind them in their endeavours here. The last 2 meetings between these teams at Anfield have ended in draws, but prior to that Liverpool won the last 4 in a row, and should get another win here.
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  • I love Suarez as a player, but hate him as a human being. There he scores again...

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