Liverpool vs. Sunderland: Live Stream and TV Info, Team News and Key Stats

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Liverpool vs. Sunderland: Live Stream and TV Info, Team News and Key Stats
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Liverpool will have a chance to gain more ground on league-leaders Chelsea when they host Sunderland on Wednesday.

The Reds are currently four points back on the English Premier League table but have a game in hand, and Wednesday night's bout against relegation-threatened Sunderland provides the perfect opportunity for an in-form Liverpool squad to close the gap to a single point.

With Manchester City also still in the mix for the EPL title, competition is fierce at the top of the league, and the Reds cannot afford to drop any points this late in the season.

All statistics are courtesy of WhoScored.com, unless stated otherwise.

 

Date: Wednesday, March 26

Time: 8 p.m. GMT, 4 p.m. EST

Venue: Anfield

TV info and live stream: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD, with live stream available via the Sky Go app (subscription required).

 

Team News

As shared by Kop 305, Fabio Borini will be ineligible for Sunderland as his team prepares to take on his parent club. Sunderland will also be without Keiren Westwood (injury) and Marcos Alonso (suspension), while Liverpool have no major injury concerns.

Sunderland are winless in their last four matches, and with the hosts yet to lose an EPL game in 2014, the Black Cats will not be favoured to change their fortunes on Wednesday.

The visitors are facing relegation, down three points to 17th-placed Crystal Palace, and manager Gus Poyet will need to have all of his players on the same page to have any chance at beating Liverpool.

Somewhat surprisingly, it was Poyet himself who invited distraction and controversy when he commented on the importance of Luis Suarez, per Colin Young and Charlie Skillen of the Daily Mail.

LFC History thinks the Sunderland boss might have made a mistake:

 

Key Stats

As shared by the EPL's official Twitter account, the Reds have been on quite a run at home of late:

Liverpool's goalscoring record is quite simply phenomenal going into this gamethe Reds have scored at least three goals in nine of their last 11 home games.

B/R's Karl Matchett compares both teams' top scorers:

The Black Cats have only scored five goals in their last 12 trips to Anfield, further illustrating the difference in firepower between both teams.

Sunderland are in desperate need of some points, but with Liverpool in the thick of the title chase, the chances of pulling an upset are minimal.

Containing Suarez and Daniel Sturridge has been nearly impossible for even the best teams this season, and the duo has to like its chances against bottom-feeders Sunderland.

Prediction: Liverpool cruise to a 4-1 victory.

 

 

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