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Steven Gerrard decides to take a short corner, Effort on goal by Glen Johnson from long distance goes over the crossbar.
Jesus Fernandez Saez takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Cuellar.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Luis Suarez. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Stewart Downing is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Simon Mignolet takes the indirect free kick.
Joe Allen has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Shot from outside the box by Steven Gerrard goes wide right of the target.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Carlos Cuellar.
Adam Johnson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Andre Wisdom.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Luis Suarez on James McClean. David Vaughan takes the free kick.
Shot from long distance by Glen Johnson goes wide of the left-hand post.
Fraizer Campbell challenges Glen Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Adam Johnson.
The ball is crossed by Craig Gardner, save made by Jose Reina.
Luis Suarez is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Craig Gardner.
The offside flag is raised against Glen Johnson. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with David Vaughan coming on for Danny Rose. Jamie Carragher is brought on as a substitute for Martin Skrtel.
Centre by Jesus Fernandez Saez, clearance made by James McFadden.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard played to the near post, clearance made by Craig Gardner.
Joe Allen takes a shot. Danny Rose gets a block in.
The official flags Luis Suarez offside. Carlos Cuellar restarts play with the free kick.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stewart Downing, Headed effort from inside the area by Daniel Agger misses to the left of the target. Jesus Fernandez Saez on for Jordan Henderson.
Glen Johnson takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, Steven Gerrard takes a shot.
The referee blows for offside against Stewart Downing. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
James McFadden on for Sebastian Larsson.
The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson, save by Simon Mignolet.
James McClean concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. James McClean is shown a yellow card. Shot on goal comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.
Corner taken by Steven Gerrard, Fraizer Campbell manages to make a clearance.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Jack Colback gets a block in.
Centre by Adam Johnson, save made by Jose Reina.
Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, clearance by Glen Johnson.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McClean by Raheem Sterling. Joe Allen replaces Raheem Sterling. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jack Colback, save made by Jose Reina.
Outswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing, clearance by Steven Fletcher.
Stewart Downing sends in a cross, Danny Rose manages to make a clearance.
Goal scored by Luis Suarez from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland.Assist on the goal came from Steven Gerrard.
Raheem Sterling takes a shot.
A cross is delivered by Glen Johnson, Danny Rose makes a clearance.
Luis Suarez fouled by Matthew Kilgallon, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing, Daniel Agger takes a shot.
Jordan Henderson delivers the ball, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.
(Sunderland) makes a substitution, with Fraizer Campbell coming on for Stephane Sessegnon.
Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastian Larsson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, Jose Reina makes a save.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stewart Downing, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Martin Skrtel misses to the right of the goal.
Foul by Jack Colback on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded. Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.
Short corner taken by Luis Suarez from the right by-line.
Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Gardner.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson, clearance made by Daniel Agger.
Matthew Kilgallon takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
Steven Fletcher fouled by Martin Skrtel, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Sebastian Larsson from the free kick.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Raheem Sterling is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.
Sebastian Larsson takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Corner from left by-line taken by Sebastian Larsson.
Steven Gerrard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon. Craig Gardner produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, blocked by Leiva Lucas.
Stewart Downing has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Luis Suarez gets on the score sheet with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Liverpool 2-0 Sunderland.Assist by Steven Gerrard.
Adam Johnson delivers the ball, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.
Martin Skrtel concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Fletcher. Free kick taken by Stephane Sessegnon.
The ball is delivered by Luis Suarez, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.
Effort from deep inside the area by James McClean misses to the right of the target.
A goal is scored by Raheem Sterling from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. Liverpool 1-0 Sunderland.Assist by Luis Suarez.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Jordan Henderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastian Larsson. Sebastian Larsson crosses the ball in from the free kick, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
Jordan Henderson takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet.
Steven Gerrard takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Carlos Cuellar.
Foul by Matthew Kilgallon on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Stewart Downing produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Simon Mignolet.
Stephane Sessegnon crosses the ball, Daniel Agger manages to make a clearance.
Stewart Downing is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
Steven Gerrard crosses the ball, Carlos Cuellar makes a clearance.
Shot by Andre Wisdom from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, Matthew Kilgallon makes a clearance.
James McClean handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Sebastian Larsson played to the near post, Daniel Agger makes a clearance.
Craig Gardner takes a shot. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher. Adam Johnson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Daniel Agger.
Liverpool bug kept at bay
Liverpool defender Jose Enrique will miss the visit of Sunderland with a hamstring injury.
Winger Stewart Downing, who has filled in at left-back previously, may be asked to provide cover again.
Illness has been sweeping through the camp but the club are confident of keeping infection down to a minimum after midfielder Jordan Henderson and back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones were affected prior to Sunday's win over QPR.
Manager Brendan Rodgers expects to be back in the dug-out after being struck down.
Most of the team who were involved at Loftus Road were given a day off on Monday and all media activity ahead of the midweek game was cancelled as the club tried to keep the Melwood training ground off-limits to prevent further cross-infection.
The club are confident their methods will reduce the chances of other players being affected.
Henderson returned to the starting line-up for a league match for the first time in a month and admitted he was not prepared to give up his chance just because of illness.
"I was close to not playing. I had a bad stomach and was sick on Saturday night, which is unusual for me," he said.
"I caught the bug a few people and the boss got, but I love playing football and I want to play every chance I get for this club.
"There's a lot of competition for places, so when you are given the opportunity you can't let anything get in the way. So I was pleased to be able to play.
"The coaches just said to me see how I felt in the warm-up. I felt okay so I managed to play for an hour which I'm pleased with."
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill will be without defender John O'Shea.
The Republic of Ireland international damaged a hamstring during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham, in which he had earlier given the Black Cats the lead, and is ruled out.
Full-back Danny Rose returns to the squad after being ineligible against his parent club, but skipper Lee Cattermole and central defender Wes Brown (both knee) remain on the sidelines.
O'Neill has admitted he could allow forgotten man Ji Dong-won to go out on loan.
The 21-year-old South Korea international has become an increasingly peripheral figure at the Stadium of Light, although he was included among the substitutes for Saturday's 2-1 Barclays Premier League defeat by Tottenham.
However, amid speculation that former club Chunnam Dragons may be keen to take him back, O'Neill has revealed he will look at the options next month, but only after he has completed his efforts to strengthen his existing squad during the winter transfer window.
Ji announced himself in style on Wearside on New Year's Day last year when he came off the bench to score the goal which condemned Manchester City to a 1-0 defeat.
The manager said: "There have been a number of enquiries about not only Ji, but a number of our players, and I am unable to tell you anything at this minute.
"All I can say just from the general viewpoint is it's been a frustrating time for him just recently.
"He played in the Olympics, he didn't always start the games, I know, for South Korea, but perhaps after that goal against Manchester City a year ago, maybe he was hoping it would be lift-off time for him.
"He's found it difficult, he's found it difficult to cope with the physical aspect of the game.
"But he has natural talent and it's really up to him. But if there was a possibility of a loan spell perhaps, I will give it some consideration.
"I can't really consider that at this minute until we look to see what we might be able to do with incoming players."
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