- 2nd Half
- Defoe (P)84'
- SturridgeLucas Leiva80'
- 1/2 Time
- 1st Half
- Defoe (P)25'
Sunderland - Liverpool
Premier League - 2 January 2017
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- End of 2nd Half
FULL TIME: Sunderland 2 Liverpool 2
Anotehr great callenge from Djilobodji with time almost up...
In it comes short and hacked away by van Aanholt. Mannone saves from Firmino's header.
Djilobodji back on the field still clutching his head and immediately forced into two breve clearances. Mane now fouled by Borini. Another chance for Liverpool…
Moreno takes the free kick but it’s a good claim by Mannone to relieve the pressure.
A minimum of five added minutes with Djilobodji still in some discomfort.
Chelsea fans now clock watching as Djilobodji fouls Origi. Not over yet with Djilobodji still down. Klopp doesn't like it.
Jermain Defoe scores two goals from penalties in one PL match for the first time in his career.
Floated in by Moreno and Klavan’s header is easily claimed by Mannone. Time running out for Liverpool...
Now Ndong gives away a dangerous free kick after bringing down Origi. Chance Liverpool...
Sunderland now could have had three penalties. They now need to keep calm and see this game out. Liverpool must go for it.
- Goal by penaltyJermain DefoeSunderland
GOAL SUNDERLAND! And Jermain Defoe slots home his second from the spot, cool as a cucumber!
PENALTY SUNDERLAND! Larsson strikes it into the wall and Mane punches it away. Crazy.
Defoe brought down by Lucas right on the edge of the box and this is a great chance now!
- OffDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
- OnLucas LeivaLiverpool
Lucas comes on for Liverpool.
- OffAdnan JanuzajSunderland
- OnWahbi KhazriSunderland
Khazri on for Januzaj for Sunderland as Sturridge limps off to be replaced for Lucas.
Djilobodji goes right through the back of Sturridge, who looks totally aggrieved not to get the foul. He’s still down and Klopp is furious.
David Moyes animated on the bench and preparing another Sunderland substitution.
Defoe easily dispossessed by Can, who’s had an excellent goal for Liverpool. Still plenty of time for Sunderland.
Liverpool become the third team, after Everton (273) and Aston Villa (257), to score 250 top flight goals against Sunderland.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
Origi in for Wijnaldum for Liverpool.
- GoalSadio ManéLiverpool
GOAL LIVERPOOL! And this time it’s there as Sadio Mane turns it in from the corner via Djilobodji's arm.
SAVE MANNONE! Sturridge exchanges passes with Lallana and he’s through on goal and only a great reaction save with his leg denies Liverpool.
Liverpool have won on their last three visits to the Stadium of Light. Still plenty of time.
Love put into a central position with Borini and Manquillo going into the wider wing back roles.
- OffJack RodwellSunderland
- OnJavier ManquilloSunderland
Rodwell on for Manquillo for Sunderland.
Space opens up for Defoe and he takes on the shot but it’s a great block from Lovren, sprinting across.
Any lipreaders in the house?
David Moyes preparing to bring on Manquillo.
Mane’s ball finds Sturridge through on goal but he’s flagged just offside.
An hour played and Sunderland have been more than value for this draw at the moment. Chances at both ends in this second half.
PENALTY SHOUT! Can looked to have moved his hand towards the direction of the ball in the box and that looked a definite penalty.
That cross from Clyne really deserved better. Meanwhile Sunderland break and progress up the pitch and first Borini then Defoe hhave shots blocked.
CHANCE! It’s an excellent cross from Clyne and somehow Mane doesn’t make a great connection, mistimes his jump and skims his header wide.
Sturridge’s ball to Moreno has too much on it and it’s easy for Mannone. Ndong does well to dispossess Firmino.
A quiet start to this second half. Klopp has been pretty calm and undemonstrative in the dugout so far.
- Yellow cardSebastian LarssonSunderland
Indeed Larsson does go into the book.
A foul from Larsson that could lead to a retrospective card after this Liverpool move.
Adam Lallana has been a little quiet so far. Expecting more from the man who has provided seven assists in 17 league appearances this season.
Can plays the ball through to Sturridge but he’s flagged offside. Close, but the correct decision.
Moreno is the only change for either side at the break. Lallana's cross turned away by Djilobodji.
- 2nd Half
Great attendance here. Over 46,000 in to support a Sunderland team that has struggled of late. Clyne gets beyond Larsson but catches fresh air with his effort.
- OffJames MilnerLiverpool
- OnAlberto MorenoLiverpool
Back underway here at the Stadium of Light. Chelsea fans will be hoping for all scorelines to stay as they are at the moment. Liverpool with work to do. Moreno on for Milner for Liverpool. Could be a fitness issues after the last match.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Sunderland 1 Liverpool 1
Into the first of two additional minutes here.
Liverpool force a corner at the end of this half as we tick into time added on. Milner’s corner headed clear.
Only Ryan Giggs (22) and Frank Lampard (19) have scored a PL goal in more calendar years than Jermain Defoe (17, Steven Gerrard and Paul Scholes also 17).
SAVE! Another long range effort on his left foot from Sturridge forces Mannone into another low save to his right. Plenty of efforts from the Liverpool striker already.
Just one change for Liverpool less than 48 hours after their last game. Klopp showing plenty of faith in the condition of his players.
Mignolet to the rescue.
Great work again form Januzaj and he looks to have been fouled by Milner close to the corner flag. Should have been a free kick to Sunderland.
Sturridge goes for goal again and Mannone denies him, sprawling across goal.
Larsson’s ball finds Defoe and catches him by surprise. Had he controlled it, that was another chance for Sunderland.
STAT: Sunderland have converted each of their last 22 penalties in the Premier League since a Sebastien Larsson miss on 4 December 2011 against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The game being played at a rattling tempo. Been a really good opening half and Sunderland are not overawed in any way.
SHOTS: Liverpool 4-9 Sunderland
- Yellow cardJames MilnerLiverpool
Now Milner booked for a foul on Borini.
That was a great ball from Januzaj and Borini could have done better on his follow up from Mignolet’s save. Sunderland with their tails up at the moment.
CHANCE! And Defoe is clean through on goal. He tries to take it past Mignolet but the keeper’s hand stretches out to save Liverpool!
Jermain Defoe has now scored seven goals in seven PL appearances for Sunderland in January, including a double in the 3-1 home victory against Aston Villa on this exact day last year.
- Goal by penaltyJermain DefoeSunderland
GOAL SUNDERLAND! And Defoe makes no mistake, a great penalty right into the corner with Mignolet guessing right.
PENALTY! Klavan’s clumsy challenge on Ndong gives Sunderland a lifeline!
A raking ball from Rodwell seeks out Defoe but there’s too much on it and it’s easy for Mignolet.
Daniel Sturridge has now scored in each of his last four PL appearances against Sunderland (3 for Liverpool, 1 for Chelsea).
"Why haven't I been starting Sturridge more often? Search me." *
*Not an actual quote.
That was a gift for Liverpool, the Sunderland defending leaving much to be desired. It will be a tall order for David Moyes’ men now.
- GoalDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
GOAL LIVERPOOL! And it’s Daniel Sturridge on hand to head home Lovren’s scuffed shot direct from the corner.
CLOSE! Seb Larsson is on hand to put Adam Lallana’s cross behind for a corner. Close to putting it into his own net!
SAVE! Manone again with a strong hand to parry Sturridge’s goalbound shot. Liverpool going close yet again.
Januzaj hits the turf and is furious about not getting a free kick but Anthony Taylor is unmoved.
Sunderland doing a god job of pressing Liverpool at the moment and hurrying them on the ball. Question will be how long they can keep this up.
A wild effort from Firmino, closer to the corner flag than threatening the goal.
- Yellow cardJack RodwellSunderland
Rodwell booked for a late challenge on Can.
Sunderland applying pressure and Mignolet again has to be watchful to save Rodwell’s fierce drive. Lively opening here.
Mane engineers a cross but it’s just too far for Sturridge. Firmino keeps it in and Wijnaldum wants a corner but it goes against him.
SHOTS: Sunderland 1-3 Liverpool
After a decent opening from Sunderland, Liverpool are now applying plenty of pressure. Mannone needing to be at his best.
DOUBLE SAVE! Mannone gets down well to parry away Sturridge’s effort and then tips over the bar from Wijnaldum.
Rodwell flagged offside as he flashes a header wide from Larsson’s free kick. He wasn’t that far offside and that was a decent chance. Encouraging opening from Sunderland.
That was a decent effort from Defoe. If Mignolet had spilled that, it may have led to a change for Borini.
SAVE! Can harassed by Borini and Mignolet is forced into a hurried clearance from his back pass. First spell of pressure from Sunderland as Defoe’s fierce shot forces Mignolet into a decent save.
Mane exchanges passes with Lallana but his cross is a poor one and out for a goal kick.
Dangerous early cross from Clyne, eventually hacked away by Borini as Liverpool threaten early on.
Liverpool playing in their all black away strip today. Sunderland actually almost a 4-4-2, which could allow Liverpool a lot more room. A bit of a tactical surprise from David Moyes.
- 1st Half
KICK-OFF! Referee Anthony Taylor blows the whistle to get us underway here at the Stadium of Light. Sunderland setting up 4-3-3, Liverpool likewise.
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The players are in the tunnel and making their way out onto the pitch. A tough afternoon for Sunderland in the offing? More than likely, but who knows!
TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The Reds have won their last two visits to the Stadium of Light by a 1-0 scoreline, with a new signing scoring the winner both times (Lazar Markovic in 2014-15 and Christian Benteke in 2015-16).
Liverpool finding form on their travels. They have won their last two away games, keeping a clean sheet on both occasions; they last won three in a row without conceding in January 2015 – a run which included a victory at the Stadium on Light.
There will be no Jordan Henderson today. He sits out this game after being substituted with an ankle injury in the win against Manchester City. Philippe Coutinho, Joel Matip and Marko Grujic all remain unavailable through injury.
Liverpool's danger men today: Adam Lallana has made seven assists in the Premier League this season (in 17 appearances); his most ever in a single PL campaign. Daniel Sturridge has scored in each of his last three league appearances against Sunderland, although the most recent of those was on 26 March 2014. Both men start.
Liverpool are looking to strengthen their squad further this month in pursuit of the title.
Sunderland's danger man. Jermain Defoe has scored nine of Sunderland’s 17 Premier League goals this season – three times as many as any other player for the club (Anichebe & van Aanholt, 3). He has scored in 130 different Premier League games; only four players have scored in more - Rooney (147), Lampard (149), Cole (149), Shearer (190).
Despite their dismal 4-1 drubbing against Burnley, Sunderland are a different proposition at home. After a run of five Premier League games without a win at the Stadium of Light, the Black Cats have won three of their last four, keeping two clean sheets (L1).
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): "It's so difficult in this league, unbelievably difficult. And the next game is waiting already against Sunderland. They fight for the league (status) and for their life. We have to win our games and see where it leads us.”
David Moyes (Sunderland): "We have to get ready, pick ourselves up and we have to go again, sometimes football gives you results when you least expect it, so we’ve got to hope it’s one of those days. We’re going to have to play really well to get a result against Liverpool so we’re not kidding anybody on, but I always said we have a difficult Christmas period. If we play like we did against Burnley we’re not going to get any joy at all.”
Clyne and Sturridge starting for Liverpool.
And here's how Liverpool line up today.
Here’s how Sunderland line up today with David Moyes making three changes to his side.
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