Having seen the goalscoring fun come to an end last weekend, Liverpool will want to find their mojo in attack again when they host relegation-threatened Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool can go back to the top of the table, at least for a couple of hours, with a win against Sunderland, and that should be motivation enough to find their best game.
Southampton frustrated Liverpool in the last match, keeping a team that had scored 30 goals in 11 matches goalless. Sunderland, no doubt, will have the same plan, but wanting to do it and actually being able to are two completely different things.
For much of the season, Sunderland were not able to buy a win in the Premier League, with David Moyes' men having to wait till their 11th match to taste victory for the first time. That win was soon followed by another, an impressive 3-0 result over Hull City, and it is to that recent form that Moyes, the former Everton and Manchester United manager, who knows a thing or two about facing Liverpool, will look to.
"We've been competitive away from home and close to winning games so we will go there and make it difficult for Liverpool," Moyes said. "It's not easy to get back-to-back wins when you're at the bottom, so the players are in good spirits.
"It's always been tough to go to Anfield and they've always had good teams, so it's always difficult to beat them. We won last weekend against Hull City and we go into the game after a good couple of victories, so hopefully we can go to Anfield and do the same again."
If Sunderland manage to even pick up a point against this marauding Liverpool side, it will be quite an achievement and a great fillip to their target of avoiding relegation. However, the Black Cats will be up against a Reds side smarting from that goalless draw against Southampton and determined to treat their fans to some goals.
"We saw the games and maybe they played better games than against Hull or Bournemouth, but they won the games," Klopp said of Sunderland. "That's the most important thing, to get confidence, and they have it now.
"It's our job to show from the first second as a big group, crowd involved, that we are different – here it's different. Sunderland, if they win football games in the Premier League: well done, deserved, whatever. But not here.
"That's what we have to show, [but] that will not be easy – the exact opposite of easy. I really, really hope that my team is ready for it, and I hope that the whole crowd is ready for it too."
Team news: Liverpool: Adam Lallana will be absent again and there have been questions raised over Liverpool's effectiveness going forward without the playmaker. How effective they can be will be known on Saturday.
Sunderland: Paddy McNair suffered a season-ending injury at Hull and while Sebastian Larsson and Jan Kirchhoff are back in training, they are unlikely to feature in this game. Midfielder Lee Cattermole is another man missing, but veteran Steven Pienaar returns after suspension.
Where to Watch Live
Liverpool vs Sunderland is set to begin at 8.30pm IST, 3pm GMT, 10am ET. Live Streaming and TV information is below.
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