Liverpool v Sunderland predicted lineups and match preview

A stuttering Liverpool side take on a Sunderland team looking to kick-start a bid for Premier League survival.

To be played on Saturday 6th February 2016 at 15:00. Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

Odds: Liverpool 2/5, Draw 7/2, Sunderland 8/1

You never know which Liverpool side is going to turn up at the moment, so Sunderland will be having a look at this fixture at Anfield as one where they feel they can pick up points, especially after being so unlucky not to have picked up anything against Manchester City in the week. 

The home side have struggled for goals this season, barring the 5-4 win over Norwich a week and a half ago. In that time they have failed to score in each of their last three games. 

As a result the Reds have dropped to eighth in the Premier League, their top four hopes seem to be over as they're 11 points adrift and their fixture congestion shows no signs of subsiding, even if they do have a League Cup final to look forward to at the end of the month.

They have been boosted by the return of three attack-minded players to training in Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho

For Sam Allardyce and his Sunderland side, he will have seen some encouragement from his side that faced Manchester City. January signings including Jan Kirchhoff and Lamine Kone acquitted themselves well and they will head to Anfield with a degree of optimism as they look to breach the four-point gap to safety.

Liverpool predicted lineup

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Alberto Moreno
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Emre Can
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Adam Lallana
  • Lucas Leiva
  • James Milner
  • Roberto Firmino

Sunderland predicted lineup

  • Vito Mannone
  • Billy Jones
  • Jan Kirchhoff
  • Lamine Koné
  • John O'Shea
  • Patrick van Aanholt
  • Lee Cattermole
  • Yann M'Vila
  • Jermain Defoe
  • Jeremain Lens
  • Dame N'Doye

Liverpool injury news

Martin Skrtelquestionable - hamstring

Philippe Coutinhoquestionable - hamstring

Jordan Rossiterout - hamstring

Joseph Gomezout - ACL

Danny Ingsout - ACL

Divock Origiquestionable - knee/hamstring

Daniel Sturridgequestionable - hamstring

Sunderland injury news

Younes Kaboulout - hamstring

Adam Matthewsout - ankle

Sebastian Larssonout - knee

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