CONFIRMED: Liverpool v Sunderland line-ups - Who starts for huge game?

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Here are the line-ups for Liverpool against Sunderland this evening. Kick-off from Anfield at 19:45 GMT.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan, Henderson, Gerrard, Allen, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez

Subs: Jones, Sterling, Aspas, Sakho, Lucas, Cissokho, Moses

Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Giaccherini, Altidore, Wickham

Subs: Ki, Larsson, Johnson, Colback, Roberge, Scocco, Ustari

If Liverpool win this game they will leapfrog back above Manchester City into second place and just one point behind current league leaders Chelsea.

Brendan Rodgers will be hoping for more of the same in an attacking sense after a strong win against Manchester United was backed up with six goals at Cardiff City.

The one area where Rodgers will be looking for an improvement is in defence, with only Tottenham having conceded more goals from the top seven teams.

For Sunderland, an impressive win could take them out of the Premier League’s bottom three on goal difference.

The Black Cats have lost far too many games this season and need to start putting digits in that wins column if they want to avoid the drop down to the Championship.

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