Premier League Preview: Sunderland - Liverpool

Kenny Dalglish aims to secure 250th managerial win at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland: Mignolet; Onuoha, Mensah, Bramble, Bardsley; Sessegnon, Henderson, Muntari, Richardson: Welbeck, Gyan.

Liverpool: Reina; Carragher, Wilson, Skrtel, Johnson; Kuyt, Meireles, Lucas, Rodriguez; Suarez, Carroll.

  • Sunderland have won just two of their previous 19 games against Liverpool.
  • Steve Bruce’s side are currently on a five-game run without a win; they last tasted victory on January 22 away to Blackpool.
  • The Black Cats have only scored once in their last four home meetings against the Reds, with Darren Bent bagging the goal with the assistance of a beach ball.
  • Sunderland have gone 259 minutes without scoring in the Premier League.
  • The Wearside club have dropped 13 points in the last ten minutes of games - the most in the Premier League.
  • Kenny Dalglish can record the 250th win of his managerial career if Liverpool win at the Stadium of Light.
  • Liverpool have lost all three of their Premier League away games directly following a Europa League matchday this season.
  • Dirk Kuyt is Liverpool’s top scorer this season with seven Premier League goals, three of which came in their last league game against Manchester United.
  • The Reds have taken 17 points from their last eight Premier League games.
  • Liverpool have conceded six goals in the last minute of matches this season only Wolves have conceded more.

September 25, 2010: Liverpool 2-2 Sunderland 

The two sides played out a controversial 2-2 draw when a Fernando Torres strike was the talking point of the fixture. Steven Gerrard also netted for the Reds, canceling out two goals from Darren Bent.

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