3 Key Battles For Sunderland vs. Liverpool: Coates To Keep Benteke Quiet?

Sunderland vs Liverpool: 3 Key Battles

Liverpool finally got back to winning ways with their 1-0 victory over Leicester City. The win was an important one for the Reds and manager Jurgen Klopp as the club had not registered a victory since the demolition of Southampton 6-1 in the League Cup more than a month ago.

The games come thick and fast in the festive period and Liverpool will now have to travel to take on Sunderland who lost their last game 4-1 against Manchester City. The Black Cats will be hopeful of a better performance against a club that is still trying to find its feet under new manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sam Allardyce could play the ex-player card with Fabio Borini, who spent a couple of years at Liverpool before making his move to Sunderland permanent at the start of the season and there could be a few more interesting battles taking place all across the pitch at the Stadium of Light.

  1. Jermain Defoe vs. Dejan Lovren
Dejan Lovren
Dejan Lovren

The former Tottenham striker returned to England after a stint in the MLS and well it seems that he hasn’t lost any of his goal scoring ability. The 33-year-old still has great pace and finishing and can stretch any defence on any given day.

The task will be tough for Defoe as he would have to take on Dejan Lovren, who seems to be Liverpool’s best defender and was the Man-of-the-match against Leicester. The Croatian has been brilliant since Klopp came into the club and could well put up another solid display away from home.

Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn’t easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. FIFA addict, F1 fanatic.
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