By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov.
Liverpool made it two wins in four days with the 3-1 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday evening, which moved us back into the top half of the table (8th). With a vital Champions League must win encounter against Basel in mid-week followed by league matches against 4th placed Manchester Utd (a) and 6th placed Arsenal (h) (with a league cup quarter-final tie thrown in for good measure in-between those two huge encounters), the Reds will be hoping to make it three wins in a row when Gus Poyet’s Sunderland arrive at Anfield on Saturday; 3pm kick off UK time.
The Black Cats suffered their first defeat in four Premier League games on Wednesday evening, going down 1-4 to Manchester City at home. They had won one (3-1 against Crystal Palace away) and drawn three in a row (1-1 with Everton (h), 0-0 with Leicester (a) and 0-0 with Chelsea (h) before their defeat to the current champions.
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