Reds Need Win At Sunderland

Suarez, find the net!
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After the international break and what was a momentous occasion on Wednesday with the release of the Hillsborough documents Liverpool are back into the swing of things on Saturday as they travel to the North East to face Sunderland.

Brendan Rodgers was present at the vigil on Wednesday and for Saturday's clash he has some thinking to do over team selections. Enrique still has a doubt hanging over him but will be assessed before the match and Lucas is obviously still unavailable with his long term injury. Joe Allen who was ill and missed international duty is fighting fit again now though.

For Sunderland they only have one real problem and that is with Adam Johnson who is doubtful to start after suffering a thigh injury.

The last two meetings between the two sides have been unfavourable for Liverpool who have suffered a defeat and had to accept a 1-1 draw at the beginning of last season.

Since Martin O'Neill took over Sunderland have become a somewhat more stable team but in fairness this game has always been a tough away trip for any side.

Stat Sandwich

  • The Reds have made their worst start to a season since 62/63.
  • Sunderland haven't won in their last 10 league games.
  • Liverpool have won 4 out of their last 6 visits to the Stadium Of Light.

Liverpool have had a poor start to the season and whilst my mind has been off footballing matters for a while now it's dawning on me again that we need to up the gears. The lack of strikers is still a real problem but the fact is there's nothing we can do about that now, other players need to step up and fill the gap whilst Suarez picks up his finishing too.

Sunderland have completely the opposite problem to us because they made a very savvy buy in my opinion when they sealed ex Wolves man Steven Fletcher. With two goals in one game already for the Black Cats he will certainly be the one to keep an eye on Saturday.

Strangely I think this time around the international break may have done us some good and I am hoping that from here on in we can pick up the pace. The prediction league that I told you I was involved in has broke, which is grand but I will try to keep giving you my predictions throughout the season on here anyway, not that I'm ever right haha!

This week I'm going to go for a Liverpool 2-1, if I am honest that's being slightly optimistic because I can see it being a draw but here's hoping we have enough in the tanks to take all three points.

Enjoy the match folks!