Sunderland vs. Liverpool: Picking the Strongest Starting XI for Reds on the Road

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Sunderland vs. Liverpool: Picking the Strongest Starting XI for Reds on the Road
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Liverpool travel to Sunderland this weekend to face Martin O’Neill and his men in what promises to be a repeat of the Arsenal debacle, unless Brendan Rodgers can make them score.

The Merseysiders are off to their worst start to a new season in a long time, which has left Rodgers under enormous pressure.

However, his relentless belief in winning games “the Liverpool way” is admirable.

Most new managers who have made the step up to a big club would have had their hand forced under in such circumstances.

It has not been the case for Rodgers, so far.

Sunderland FC will look to improve on their league position from last year. In Martin O’Neill, they have a man whose tactical acumen alone will promise them safety from relegation.

Sunderland, with two points from two, currently occupy the 13th spot in the Premiership standings while Liverpool just have the two clubs trailing them; as they find themselves in the danger zone with just a solitary point to show for in three games played.

This slideshow lists the best candidates available to Rodgers for this Saturday’s encounter as he seeks to end the wait for his first Premier League victory as manager of Liverpool Football Club…

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