How we think the Reds will start against the Black Cats.
After a convincing 3-6 win over Cardiff City at the weekend a Premier League title doesn’t look so far-fetched for Liverpool anymore as they prepare to take on Sunderland.
With the Black Cats having lost their last match to Norwich City and remaining in the relegation zone, the result of this match should be another three points for the hosts.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has the Reds playing an attacking style that is working to great success and in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge they have the most deadly strike duo in European football.
With several players having returned to full fitness and Tottenham Hotspur coming up at the weekend, here’s how fanatix thinks the hosts will lineup at Anfield.
May not have won everyone over since a £9m move last summer, but the Belgian will be wanting to put in a good performance against his former club in this clash.
A real favourite of Rodgers and someone who has impressed this season with some marauding runs forward whenever possible – has struggled with injury though so will need to avoid burning out.
Scored a brace against Cardiff on Saturday, but the Slovakian will be frustrated that his side conceded three against the relegation candidates and will look to be shoring things up at the back.
Has recently recovered from injury and with the Merseysiders hardly impressing in defence against the Bluebirds we expect the Frenchman to be drafted into the starting XI ahead of Daniel Agger.
This really has been a breakthrough season for the young full-back, who was the subject of a Twitter backlash when starting his first game earlier this term and yet is now a firmly established member of the first team.