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Premier League

  • January 2, 2013
  • • 19:45
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
  • Referee: P. Dowd
  • • Attendance: 44228

Liverpool - Sunderland Preview: Suarez looking to continue fine scoring record against visitors

Jose Enrique and John O'Shea are expected to miss the Anfield clash after limping out of their respective weekend games, as the Reds look for a fifth win in seven league games



Johnson, Agger, Sktel, Downing
Gerrard, Lucas, Allen
Suso, Suarez, Sterling

Gardner, Cuellar, Bramble, Kilgallon
McClean, Sessegnon, Colback, Johnson

Jose Enrique (hamstring) was withdrawn during Sunday's 3-0 win over QPR so is a doubt for the January 2 clash, with Stewart Downing likely to fill in at left-back. The Spaniard joins Martin Kelly (knee) on the treatment table, but Brad Jones (illness) could return.

Wes Brown (knee) is expected to miss the trip to Anfield, while John O'Shea (hamstring) failed to complete the full 90 minutes of the 2-1 loss to Tottenham on Saturday and is likely to miss the game along with long-term absentee Lee Cattermole (knee).

Titus Bramble replaced the former Manchester United defender against Spurs, and could continue to deputise against Liverpool.

  • Liverpool have lost just three times in 15 Premier League encounters against Sunderland, but have won just one of the last five clashes.
  • Luis Suarez has scored in three of his four Premier League appearances against Sunderland.
  • Steven Gerrard is one of only two midfielders (alongside Arsenal's Mikel Arteta) to play every minute of every Premier League game this season.
  • Liverpool hit the woodwork on 26 occasions during 2012, more than any other team.
  • Martin O'Neill has faced Liverpool 18 times in the Premier League, winning six, drawing seven and losing five.
  • Sunderland are unbeaten in the Premier League this season in games in which Steven Fletcher (pictured right) has scored.
  • The Black Cats have won just one of their last 15 Premier League away games.


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25Pepe ReinaGoalkeeper
2Glen JohnsonDefender
5Daniel AggerDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
47Andre Wisdom Defender
8Steven GerrardMidfielder
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
21Lucas LeivaMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
9Luis SuárezStriker
1Bradley JonesGoalkeeper
23Jamie CarragherDefender
49Jack RobinsonDefender
18Nuri SahinMidfielder
24Joe AllenMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
22Simon MignoletGoalkeeper
3Danny RoseDefender
27Matthew Kilgallon Defender
24Carlos Javier CuéllarDefender
7Sebastian LarssonMidfielder
8Craig GardnerMidfielder
14Jack ColbackMidfielder
11Adam JohnsonMidfielder
-James McCleanMidfielder
28Stéphane SessegnonMidfielder
9Steven FletcherStriker
20Keiren WestwoodGoalkeeper
2Phil BardsleyDefender
19Titus BrambleDefender
-David VaughanMidfielder
25Fraizer CampbellStriker
10Connor WickhamStriker
16James McFaddenStriker

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