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Confirmed Sunderland v Liverpool Team Sheets: Surprise Selection Upfront For Reds

Team news from Sunderland v Liverpool clash.

Sunderland host Liverpool in today’s early Premier League kickoff at the Stadium of Light and both teams have released their confirmed lineups ahead of the game.

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Liverpool will be looking for a win to put pressure on rivals Arsenal above them, while Sunderland could do with three points to ensure they move away from the relegation zone, so there is plenty at stake for both sides this afternoon.

Fabio Borini will make a surprise start upfront against the side he joined on loan last season, with Raheem Sterling rested as he has been handed a break by the club.

Elsewhere, the likes of Lazar Markovic and Philippe Coutinho support Borini in attack, with summer signing Mario Balotelli only on the bench.

Sunderland name something of a changed side as well, with youngster Connor Wickham coming in upfront for the Black Cats, and Liam Bridcutt in midfield.

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