All of Kenny Dalglish's signings (except backup keeper Doni) start for Liverpool today, with Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt dropping to the bench. For Sunderland, new signings Connor Wickham, David Vaughan and Ji Dong-Won on the bench, though Wes Brown and Sebastian Larsson start. Stay tuned to this match thread for updates as the game goes on.
Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Richardson, Brown, Ferdinand, Larsson, Elmohamady, Cattermole, Colback, Sessegnon, Gyan. Bench: Westwood, Gardner, Wickham, Vaughan, Ji, Bramble, Laing.
Liverpool: Reina, Flanagan, Carragher, Agger, Jose Enrique, Lucas, Adam, Henderson, Suarez, Downing, Carroll. Bench: Doni, Meireles, Kuyt, Spearing, Ngog, Kelly, Robinson.