It's not the earliest match of the day, and not a day for messing around for Liverpool. The profligacy that gets this team punished can't be allowed to develop into anymore of a characteristic than it already is. It is subtly, but increasingly important for Jürgen Klopp coached teams to be able to bounce back and prove their steel. Now is the time.
Steals, by the way, would be nice. In a game where a goal only takes a few deft touches and some light steps, carried through by still blood, the easy chance of a turnover could be huge. The easy chances Sam Allardyce teams are typically able to find here and there is in a put together set piece. Joy. Will this one end as it needs to for Kloppo's lads?
Full Preview: Liverpool vs. Sunderland
Kickoff: 3:00PM GMT/10:00AM EST from Anfield
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Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno
Henderson, Can, Allen
Milner, Firmino, Lallana
Bench: Ward, Toure, Flanagan, Lucas, Ibe, Benteke, Sturridge
Jones, O'Shea, Kone, Van Aanholt
M'Vila, Cattermole, Kirchhoff
Khazri, Defoe, Watmore
Bench: Pickford, Brown, Yedlin, Rodwell, Johnson, N'Doye, Toivonen
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