Sunderland v Liverpool: Live Team Sheet

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been forced into several changes for the visit to Sunderland this Saturday afternoon.

Raheem Sterling has been given time off after a busy Christmas fixture list - he’s played the most minutes for the Reds this season - so he’s currently relaxing in Jamaica.

As a result, Rodgers has gone with Borini up front against his former club while Steven Gerrard keeps his place after his match-winning performance in the FA Cup.

Here are the two teams…

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Pantilimon, Vergini, O’Shea, Brown, Van Aanholt, Bridcutt, Johnson, Larsson, Gomez, Giaccherini, Wickham

Substitutes:Jones, Graham, Alvarez, Buckley, Mandron, Agnew, Mannone


Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Markovic, Henderson, Leiva, Moreno, Gerrard, Borini, Coutinho

Substitutes: Ward, Enrique, Lovren, Lambert, Manquillo, Balotelli, Rossiter

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