Predicted Sunderland and Liverpool line-ups: Lambert dropped for Reds

Match to be played on Saturday 10th January 2015 at 12:45. Venue: Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

Sunderland have a little bit of confidence heading into the Premier League clash against Liverpool, as they came through a difficult FA Cup game against Leeds United last weekend.

Gus Poyet will be hoping that the consistency of his team can now improve moving forward, as the North East side look to climb the table and consolidate over the second half of the season.

Liverpool are still searching for their best form at the moment, but they are finding ways to get results.

It’s been a difficult couple of weeks for the club following Steven Gerrard’s announcement that he won’t be staying at Anfield beyond this season, but the team is grinding out results despite not playing well.

Here are the sides Poyet and Brendan Rodgers might select this weekend.

Sunderland: Pantilimon, Vergini, Brown, O’Shea, van Aanholt, Larsson, Bridcutt, Gomes, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Manquillo, Moreno, Henderson, Lucas, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling

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