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Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson

Liverpool host Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday as the Reds look to close the gap between themselves and league leaders Chelsea to only a point.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 8pm GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Liverpool have the chance to extend their winning run to seven premier league games on the trot with a win over relegation battling Sunderland. The Reds have scored 82 goals in 30 games and are currently the most in form team in the league.

A win here put pressure on the likes of Manchester City and Chelsea who are deemed favourites for the title. However, both teams have to visit Anfield in April, the result of which shall determine who gets to lift the trophy when the season ends in May.

Suarez has been the architect of their success, scoring 28 goals and assisting 11 thus far and is on his way to be voted the best player in the league. Daniel Sturridge has also performed admirably thus far, scoring 19 goals and together, they have developed a partnership which will keep Liverpool at the top for years to come.

Sunderland, on the other hand, are winless in their last four league games and are currently three points behind safety. However, they have three games in hand and Gus Poyet's men have to make the games count to come out on top.

Their last game ended in a 2-0 loss to Norwich City on Saturday, a result which may prove a major setback to keep themselves in the league next season. However, they have three games in hand to redeem themselves and a win against the mighty Liverpool will give them some much needed confidence to surge forward.

Fabio Borini

What the Managers Say

Brendan Rodgers: "We're really looking forward to playing at Anfield now on Wednesday night. Hopefully the supporters can really get behind the team well before kick-off, get the atmosphere revved up for the game and we'll look to continue on this great run. As you can see, we believe we can perform well and get results."

Gus Poyet: "It's not about how they play, it's about having a player who is going to be voted the best player of the year by everybody. Without Suarez, they would probably be in mid-table. The only way we can stop Luis is if he gets flu the night before and has a fever. The tactic will be to take him to the spaces in which he doesn't like to play. But Luis always manages to get out of those places, he never plays in the same way and there isn't a magic way to stop him."

Form Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): W W W W L
  • Last Result: Cardiff 3-6 liverpool


  • Last Five(all competitions, most recent first): L D L L L
  • Last Result: Norwich 2-0 Sunderland

Team News


  • Injured: Jose Enrique(knee)
  • Suspended: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Flanagan; Sterling, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho; Sturridge, Suarez


  • Injured: Steven Fletcher(ankle), Keiren Westwood (shoulder)
  • Suspended: Fabio Brorini(ineligible), Marcos Alonso
  • Doubtful: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Mannone; Bardsley, O'Shea, Brown, Alonso; Bridcutt, Ki, Colback; Larsson, Johnson, Wickham