Friends Of Liverpool

Its very hard to predict a Liverpool team these days under Kenny Dalglish as he does have a number of options open to him from the squad (apart from a quality Striker).

But thats my stab at it, I chose Spearing instead of Henderson as Sunderland have become a very dogged team under Martin O’Neill.

Sunderland have won only two of their 21 Premier League encounters with Liverpool.

This will be the 150th league game between the two sides.

Liverpool have won 66, Sunderland 50, with 33 draws.

Liverpool have won four of their last five visits to the Stadium of Light.

Martin O’Neill has won just one of his last eight Premier League games against Liverpool – a 3-1 victory for Aston Villa in August 2009.

Sunderland have conceded seven goals in their last three league games, after three consecutive clean sheets.
The Black Cats have won five out of nine Premier League games without the suspended Lee Cattermole in the side this season, as opposed to four out of 18 when he has played.

Sebastian Larsson is one short of 25 Premier League goals, but has not scored in his last 11 league games.
Michael Turner is in line to make his 100th Premier League start, while Matt Kilgallon could make his 250th club career appearance.

Liverpool have lost their last two Premier League games – they have not lost three in a row since October 2003.

The Reds have missed four penalties in the league this season, more than any other team in the division. One of those penalties was missed by Luis Suarez in the opening game of the season against Sunderland.

If they lose it will be Kenny Dalglish’s 100th league defeat as a manager.

They have won just one of seven Premier League games in 2012; the equal fewest wins in the division this year.
Liverpool have hit the woodwork 21 times in the Premier League this season – more than any other side.
Craig Bellamy has scored six Premier League goals for four different clubs against Sunderland.

Lets hope for a welcome win at the Stadium of Light, 2-1, with Suarez and Bellamy both to score.



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