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Liverpool vs Sunderland match preview and prediction

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Liverpool take on Gus Poyet's Sunderland this weekend in a fixture that normally doesn't disappoint. Brendan Rodgers' men will be looking to build some momentum after seeing off a poor Leicester City side; Sunderland on the other hand will be looking to put things right after being put to the sword by a rampant Manchester City.

The Reds haven't had the best start to the 2014-2015 campaign with the north West club struggling to find consistency. Sunderland are in a much better place compared to where they found themselves at this stage last season; although you could argue there is still plenty of room for improvement.

Sunderland boost 

Sunderland have been given a major boost for this weekend's clash with duo Wes Brown and Adam Johnson set to return to the side. The pair were left out of the defeat on Wednesday evening where a Manchester City side certainly didn't pull any punches.

Gus Poyet told Sky Sports: "Wes didn't train for two days so it was better not to risk him to make sure he is 100 per cent for Saturday

"Adam had a problem with his quads at the end of the (Chelsea) game on Saturday and he didn't train for one minute with us. I think we have a great chance to recover him for Saturday, but lets see".

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Evidently Liverpool have missed Luis Suarez this season, with the side really struggling to score goals. Yes they have still scored a respectable 19 goals in 14 games; fans that follow the historic club would of been hoping for a lot more to cheer about.

Liverpool attack 

With Daniel Sturridge still side-lined, the question is will Rickie Lambert continue to lead the line or is the unpredictable Mario Balotelli set to make a return? Brendan Rodgers explained: "He's still very much a Liverpool player but he's injured at the moment and there's nothing more to add."

This is a fixture that both teams will be quietly confident about and will be hoping to find some form. With Liverpool struggling to keep their strikers in tip top form and the Black Cats being a frustrating side to beat, I can see a draw.

Match Prediction

Liverpool 0-0 Sunderland  

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