Where to watch
Kick-off is at 3pm GMT. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm GMT.
Liverpool enter this fixture after settling for a 0-0 draw against Southampton in the league tie last weekend. Both sides had chances to get one on the scoresheet, but were not successful, forcing them to settle for a point.
This saw the Reds lose the top spot to Antonio Conte's Chelsea, who registered a narrow 1-0 win over Middlesbrough. The clash also saw them extend their winning streak in the league and also saw the Blues keep another clean sheet.
Jurgen Klopp will be disappointed after his side failed to break Southampton's defence. He will be looking for nothing less than three points when the Black Cats make a trip to Anfield. Baring the goalless draw against Manchester United, the Merseyside club have won all their home league fixtures.
Out of the five matches played at home in the Premier League this season, Liverpool have scored 17 goals and conceded four in the process. The former Borussia Dortmund manager will be targeting another goal fest on Saturday,
Sunderland, on the other hand, come into this tie after sealing a comfortable 3-0 win over Hull City. A 1-1 draw against Southampton on the opening day of the season and a draw at home to West Bromwich Albion were the only points picked by the Black Cats until October.
However, things have changed for David Moyes' side as they managed two wins in the league in November against AFC Bournemouth and Hull. The former Everton and United manager will be looking to extend that run when they take on Liverpool this weekend.
What managers say
Jurgen Klopp: "It's our job to show from the first second as a big group, crowd involved, that we are different — here it's different. Sunderland, if they win football games in the Premier League: well done, deserved, whatever. But not here. That's what we have to show [but] that will not be easy — the exact opposite of easy. I really, really hope that my team is ready for it, and I hope that the whole crowd is ready for it too."
David Moyes: "They've always had really good teams, Liverpool. We've been competitive away from home and close to winning games. We will go there and make it difficult for Liverpool. Anybody who plays against Liverpool has to park the double-decker bus, but we also have two centre forwards scoring goals."
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Liverpool: 2/11
- Draw: 8
- Sunderland: 16
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