Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Sunderland: Sturridge starts
By Dominic Toner
Liverpool have made one change to their starting XI against Sunderland in the Premier League meeting.
The Merseyside club travel to Sunderland on Monday for the league clash and manager Jurgen Klopp has made one alternation from the team that beat Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday.
Daniel Sturridge has been recalled to the side for the Reds and he replaces captain Jordan Henderson, who suffered a heal injury in the Man City victory.
Liverpool have announced their starting line-up on their official Twitter account.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 2, 2017
Sturridge will hope to prove himself to Klopp as he gets a rare start in the side, but the loss of midfielder Henderson will be a concern for the side.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
The 27-year-old striker is yet to complete 90 minutes in the Premier League this season and is competing for a starting position alongside the likes of Roberto Firmino, Divock Origi and Philippe Coutinho.
Liverpool will be confident going into the Sunderland match after winning the reverse fixture 2-0 in November, with Divock Origi and James Milner scoring the decisive goals.
Klopp’s side are currently in great form and have won their last four matches and will go just three points behind leaders Chelsea with another victory.
The Reds are confident of competing for the Premier League title and will be expected to clinch the three points against relegation-threatened Sunderland, who lost 4-1 to Burnley in their last game.
In other Liverpool team news, Paul Merson has given his prediction of the club’s match against Sunderland.