Probable Lineups

4-3-1-2
4-3-3
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(96) 89 Goals 23 (41)
(63) 49 Assists 17 (24)
(6.9) 7.3 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.6)
26.2 Average Age 27.7
182.3 Average Height (cm) 180.6
(1.2) 1.6 Shots pg 0.9 (1.1)
(51%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 48% (46%)
(1) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.5)
(1.7) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.7 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
José Enrique Out 6.85
Sebastián Coates Out N/A
Player Reason Status Rating
Keiren Westwood Out 6.35
Marcos Alonso Out 7.34
Fabio Borini Out 6.8
Steven Fletcher Doubtful 6.34
Valentin Roberge Doubtful N/A

Team News

  • Liverpool have just Sebastián Coates and José Enrique out through injury.
  • Brendan Rodgers is expected to persist with the same system that overcame Cardiff, though Raheem Sterling may come in for Philippe Coutinho.
  • Marcos Alonso is suspended following his red card against Norwich, so Jack Colback could be moved to left-back.
  • Kerien Westwood is sidelined through injury, while Steven Fletcher and Valentin Roberge are both doubts for the daunting trip to Liverpool.
  • Fabio Borini can't play due to loan stipulations.

Prediction

  • Liverpool romped to a 6-3 win over Cardiff on Saturday to bolster their title credentials and will be keen to move within a point of league leaders Chelsea. The Reds will be confident of dispatching Sunderland, whose quest of staving off relegation has been dented recently.
  • The Black Cats have scored just 5 goals in their last 12 Premier League meetings with Liverpool at Anfield and it will take a lot to overcome Brendan Rodgers' side when they're in this form, especially at home.
  • With Luis Suárez and Daniel Sturridge firing on all cylinders, the hosts should come away with 3 points.
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Comments (30)

 
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  • Sunderland played so well tonight, really showed heart. Can't believe how much diving went on from Liverpool

  • Never in doubt… jeez

  • Not the prettiest of wins, but all teams need to be able to grind out wins. Suarez had a rare bad game, The Referee was absolutely awful though It must be said.

  • Don't screw it up again lpool...

  • Would have changed Suarez, not Sturridge, for Sterling. Not his day tonight.

  • Why doesn't Brendan try 4-4-2 with Coutinho and Sterling on the wings and Allen out?

  • Stevie still has it!

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  • Still not keen on this formation, we seem to win games, but we never seem to outplay our opponents like we did with the 4-3-3

  • A Liverpool F.C. win around the corner! #YNWA

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  • Actually linegoal 3 for liverpool matches is the best one, hope Lv'Pool ll win today

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  • liverpool win 3-1 or 4-1

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  • A 4-0 win against Sunderland is too much. I guess 2-1 or maybe 3-1 is more optimistic. Sunderland will score I think. Because Liverpool is playing a little bit lightly against lower teams in this season and mostly get conceded. Sunderland will do whatever they can and will play with an ambition as of their relegation position. But their defence really sucks and there is no way to win against Liverpool.

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  • Liverpool to WIN---> 3-1

  • A 4-0 prediction! Not sure I've seen that since I've used this site

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  • why has fabio borini been put in the predicted starting 11 when hes on loan from liverpool so cannot play?

  • This game is crucial. If we win this we'll be a point behind Chelsea and within grabbing distance for the title. Our defense just turns off against lower teams and this main cost us. Sunderland are the most unpredictable team and Mannone is just class. We can not drop points here.

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