Liverpool vs. Sunderland: 6 Things We Learned

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Liverpool vs. Sunderland: 6 Things We Learned
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Liverpool started the new year as they ended the old as a second successive 3-0 win was achieved with the minimum of fuss at Anfield.

Sunderland were simply swept aside by a rampant Reds side that never looked back from the moment Raheem Sterling lofted them in front from a fine Luis Suarez pass, with Suarez benefiting from referee Phil Dowd’s decision to let the play flow to make it 2-0 before the break.

Suarez got on the end of a sublime Steven Gerrard through ball to add a third in the second half, and although Brendan Rodgers could have seen his team score even more goals as he returned to the touchline following the illness that saw him miss the 3-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, in the end he and his side had to settle for just three.

Here’s what we learned from the Anfield action:

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