|The show of support last time we face the black cats...|
Liverpool welcome Sunderland to Anfield on Saturday as they look to continue their winning streak. Having seen off Stoke and beaten Leicester 3-1, the Reds for once are feeling quite optimistic. With news this week that work will start on the Anfield redevelopment from Monday too things are looking rosy for the Reds.
However Brendan Rodgers knows all too well than to get ahead of himself and it's an important week for Liverpool who have Basel to face in the week also.
Injuries for Liverpool mean they are still without Mario Balotelli (don't even bother bringing up today's news from the FA because that's a whole other blog post, follow me on Twitter for my opinions on that). Positively for Liverpool Philippe Coutinho is back and it's thought Jose Enrique may also feature as he slowly regains match fitness.
For Sunderland they have a big doubt hanging over striker Steven Fletcher whilst Sebastian Coates is ineligible to play against us.
The last time the two sides met was in March this year, Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge were on the score sheet that day in a 2-1 win for Liverpool. The last time Sunderland won at Anfield was way back in 1983.
Sunderland currently find themselves 14th in the league on 14 points. They haven't won a game in their last four. A win over Crystal Palace in November was the last time the black cats picked up all three points.
- Liverpool have only kept three clean sheets so far this season.
- Two of Sunderland's three wins this season have come away from home.
- The Reds last five goals in the league have been scored by five different English players.
I asked you for your score predictions and here are a few of the tweets I received:
— Elliott Whattingham (@EWhattingham) December 5, 2014
@LFCKirstyLFC 2-0 clean sheet 👍
— christine_JFT96_LFC (@kittie_lfc25) December 5, 2014
@LFCKirstyLFC Gotta go for 2-0 Trying to be positive.☺
— ALfc (@AlLiv1970) December 5, 2014
I really hope Liverpool can continue their run of form tomorrow. We haven't necessarily been playing very well but at the moment all that matters is the points!
Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!