It’s a big game for…
Roberto Firmino: Superb so far this season, but blame lay at the Brazilian’s door for last week’s stalemate at St Mary’s.
Firmino spurned Liverpool’s most presentable chance against Southampton, but will hope to put things right on home soil.
3: Sunderland have not won three consecutive league games since the end of the 2013/14 season, when Gus Poyet led them out of the relegation mire.
In last season’s corresponding fixture, Liverpool supporters staged a walkout in the 77th minute to protest against ticket price increases.
The club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, subsequently backed down, apologised to the fans and froze general admission prices for the next two seasons.
Player to watch
Victor Anichebe: Since that careless episode of copying and pasting, Anichebe has scored three in three games.
As a native of Liverpool and former Everton striker, he would love nothing more than to continue such form at Anfield.
Past three meetings
Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2 (Firmino, Lallana; Johnson, Defoe)
Premier League, February 2016
Sunderland 0 Liverpool 1 (Benteke)
Premier League, December 2015
Sunderland 0 Liverpool 1 (Markovic)
Premier League, January 2015
Kick-off time: 3.00pm
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