Liverpool FC: Predicting Their Starting XI Against Sunderland

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Liverpool FC: Predicting Their Starting XI Against Sunderland
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Liverpool's pre-season has been bad, to say the least. They have had horrible results against mediocre teams with average players. Most recently, they played against Valerenga and secured a 3-3 draw with a stoppage-time equalizer from Valerenga. Their last preseason game is against Valencia at Anfield, where the reserve side, which manager Kenny Dalglish is likely to put out, get a chance to show their worth and affirm a place in the team for the coming season.

This has been an eventful transfer window for Liverpool. Kenny Dalglish has kept his promise and splashed the cash about. He has mainly strengthened the midfield area. His first buy of the transfer window was highly rated Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson for a sum believed to be around £20 million. He also brought Scottish playmaker Charlie Adam in from Blackpool for around £17 million. He brought Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni in on a free transfer. His most recent move was for Stewart Downing from Aston Villa for about £20 million.

Injuries to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard mean that he will be out of the start of the season with an injury. Also out is midfilders Jay Spearing and Milan Jovanovic have put them out for an unspecified amount of time.


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