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Liverpool Without Seven First Team Players For Trip To Sunderland

Liverpool face an uphill challenge on Saturday, with seven players set to miss their Premier League match against Sunderland…

Brendan Rodgers may have something of a selection headache ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Sunderland on Saturday, with up to seven players unavailable, according to the Daily Star.

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The Reds are looking to resurrect their campaign after a disastrous first half to the season, but will be without a number of stars this weekend wen they head to the Stadium of Light.

Adam Lallana is suffering from a thigh injury sustained against Leicester City, and is set to miss a month of football.

Joe Allen has been struggling all season with a knee injury, as has Jon Flanagan who is still recovering after knee surgery.

Daniel Sturridge has only just returned from treatment in the USA, with recurring injuries keeping him out for the most of the season.

Brad Jones and Glen Johnson have also picked up minor knocks in the last few games, while Kolo Toure is away with Ivory Coast for the African Cup of Nations.

Gus Poyet’s Black Cats have been notoriously hard to beat this season, a feat which won’t be made any easier with all these absences.

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