Liverpool vs. Sunderland: Lineups

Andre Wisdom makes a surprise start at right-back as Liverpool face a tricky test against Sunderland at Anfield.

Brendan Rodgers has selected the youngster to come in at right-back, meaning Glen Johnson is moved to left-back in a reshuffled Reds back four. Stewart Downing also starts in a front three with Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez, while Steven Gerrard, Lucas, and Jordan Henderson comprise Liverpool's midfield.

Sunderland line up largely as expected, with Martin O'Neill characteristically picking a settled team - Craig Gardner continues at right-back, and Sebastian Larsson plays in central midfield. Adam Johnson, James McClean and Stephane Sessegnon all play ahead of them with Steven Fletcher spearheading the attack.

Liverpool (4-3-3): Pepe Reina; Andre Wisdom, Daniel Agger, Glen Johnson, Martin Skrtel; Steven Gerrard, Lucas, Jordan Henderson; Stewart Downing, Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez.

Sunderland (4-2-3-1): Simon Mignolet; Craig Gardner, Carlos Cuellar, Matthew Kilgallon, Danny Rose; Jack Colback, Sebastian Larsson; Adam Johnson, Stephane Sessegnon James McClean; Steven Fletcher.

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