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Liverpool Line up vs. Sunderland – Firmino Starts, Sturridge and Coutinho on the Bench

Following the disappointing defeat to Leicester City, Liverpool will host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. It has been a stop-start season for the Reds and they have failed to find any consistency in their results.

The Reds have managed only one win their last five league games and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping for nothing less than three points in the home game against the 19th-placed Black Cats.

Team News:

The injury crisis has started to dwindle for the Reds. Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho have joined the first-team training, but this might come too soon for them.

However, Martin Skrtel has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and will be out for two to three weeks. Welsh midfielder Joe Allen is expected to be available after recovering from his shoulder problem.

Klopp is expected to line up the same starting eleven that played in the 2-0 defeat at Leicester City.

Predicted Lineup


Simon Mignolet will be the man guarding the Reds’ goal in the game.


Alberto Moreno has struggled for form of late, but due to the lack of decent back-up, he is expected to start in the left-back position. Nathaniel Clyne has the right-back spot pretty much occupied.

Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren will keep their partnership in the centre of the defence.


Lucas Leiva will be given the duty to shield the back four. German Emre Can will be partnering him in the Reds midfield.

Adam Lallana will handle the creative responsibilities and will play in front of them in the attacking midfield position.


Brazilian Roberto Firmino will continue in his position as the false nine in the starting eleven.
Jordan Henderson will support him from the right flank and James Milner will do likewise on the opposite side.

Lineup: Mignolet, Moreno. Sakho, Lovren, Clyne, Lucas, Can, Lallana, Milner, Henderson, Firmino

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