skip to content
Inswinging corner taken by Stewart Downing, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Glen Johnson misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Glen Johnson by Stephane Sessegnon results in a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Louis Saha goes wide left of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Raheem Sterling. Simon Mignolet takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Stephane Sessegnon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Gerrard from left wing, clearance by Fraizer Campbell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Raheem Sterling. Louis Saha comes on in place of Steven Fletcher. Glen Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
Sebastian Larsson concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Steven Gerrard takes the direct free kick.
Sebastian Larsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Sebastian Larsson receives a yellow card. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Simon Mignolet. Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luis Suarez goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luis Suarez.
Corner taken short by Stewart Downing.
Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the left by-line to the near post, Craig Gardner manages to make a clearance.
Martin Kelly fouled by James McClean, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard restarts play with the free kick.
Fraizer Campbell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Rose.
Luis Suarez scores a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 1-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Raheem Sterling.
Glen Johnson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Stephane Sessegnon takes a shot. Raheem Sterling produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Martin Skrtel takes a shot. Simon Mignolet makes a comfortable save. Martin Skrtel gets a block in.
Corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing.
Fabio Borini leaves the field to be replaced by Stewart Downing.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Martin Skrtel. The referee books Martin Skrtel for unsporting behaviour. Titus Bramble takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling by Danny Rose. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Steven Gerrard has an effort at goal from just outside the area that bounces off the post.
Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Daniel Agger.
Shot from just outside the box by Jack Colback goes over the bar.
Steven Fletcher is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Jack Colback takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Martin Skrtel. Craig Gardner takes a shot. Blocked by Martin Kelly.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by John O'Shea. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Steven Gerrard from right wing, clearance by John O'Shea.
Headed effort from inside the area by Fabio Borini misses to the left of the target.
Glen Johnson produces a curled right-footed shot from 20 yards.
Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Joe Allen, free kick awarded. Joe Allen restarts play with the free kick.
Glen Johnson crosses the ball.
Foul by Sebastian Larsson on Luis Suarez, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Joe Allen.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard, clearance by Steven Fletcher.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Martin Skrtel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Fletcher. Simon Mignolet takes the direct free kick.
Titus Bramble replaces Carlos Cuellar.
Jack Colback gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Glen Johnson.
Lee Cattermole fouled by Jonjo Shelvey, the ref awards a free kick. John O'Shea restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Gardner on Luis Suarez. Glen Johnson takes the free kick.
Jonjo Shelvey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Rose. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Mignolet.
The referee blows for offside against Raheem Sterling. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.
Luis Suarez goes into the referee's book.
Foul by Danny Rose on Raheem Sterling, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Corner taken right-footed by Steven Gerrard.
Danny Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Strike comes in from Luis Suarez from the free kick.
Fabio Borini fouled by Jack Colback, the ref awards a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Jack Colback.
Steven Fletcher finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Sunderland 1-0 Liverpool.Assist by Craig Gardner.
Shot from just outside the box by Steven Gerrard goes over the bar.
Raheem Sterling takes a shot. Craig Gardner gets a block in.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Save made by Simon Mignolet.
Danny Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Raheem Sterling. Steven Gerrard delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Steven Fletcher makes a clearance.
Jack Colback concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Gerrard. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
Effort from the edge of the box by Jonjo Shelvey goes wide of the right-hand upright. Unfair challenge on Stephane Sessegnon by Daniel Agger results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Sebastian Larsson.
The ball is delivered by Fabio Borini, Simon Mignolet makes a save.
Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.
Foul by Lee Cattermole on Fabio Borini, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Steven Gerrard.
Martin Kelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.
Unfair challenge on James McClean by Martin Kelly results in a free kick. Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.
Martin Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Gardner. Simon Mignolet restarts play with the free kick.
Jonjo Shelvey produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Foul by Martin Kelly on Danny Rose, free kick awarded. Danny Rose takes the direct free kick.
O'Neill: Rodgers can make his mark
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has backed Liverpool counterpart Brendan Rodgers to run the club his own way after a turbulent start to the season.
The two Ulstermen will go head to head at the Stadium of Light tomorrow evening three days after Rodgers' problems at Anfield were put into perspective by an independent report into the deaths of 96 of the Reds' supporters at Hillsborough in 1989.
It is certain to be an emotional occasion on Wearside, but once the whistle blows, the only concentration for the men on the field will be the three Barclays Premier League points at stake.
Rodgers' men currently sit in 18th place in the table having taken just one point from their three games to date, albeit from reigning champions Manchester City and with their new manager coming under pressure in some quarters with the Andy Carroll debacle still a topic for debate.
But O'Neill said: "Brendan obviously has his style, which he brought to Swansea - I say brought to Swansea, it might have been there in the first place, but he certainly enhanced it.
"If I say so, their start to the season under [Michael] Laudrup now is maybe a continuation of that work.
"People can tinker with it whatever way they want, but it's worked very well.
"On the back of that, he has gone to Liverpool and obviously wants to stamp his authority - or his mark, rather than authority, perhaps - on Liverpool Football Club. Obviously, that's what you want to do as a manager.
"But I don't think he's going into it with eyes closed. He would have had a number of meetings there with the owners of the football club. He must have agreed to the way in which they want to work.
"I believe there's a fly-on-the-wall documentary - I haven't seen it, so I really can't comment on it other than some of the reviews that people have made about it in the newspapers. It couldn't, maybe, have been done without his consent.
"But whatever way he is doing it, it's entirely up to him."
Winger Adam Johnson is battling to be fit after returning early from England duty with a thigh problem, but fellow midfielder David Meyler will hope for an opportunity after confirming his return from two serious knee injuries by making his first start for the Republic of Ireland against Oman in midweek.
Rodgers, meanwhile, is confident teenager Raheem Sterling can handle his meteoric rise and believes it sets an example to the club's other youngsters.
The 17-year-old received a surprise call-up for England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine earlier this week after a number of good performances for his club.
Rodgers had voiced his concerns previously about over-exposing the youngster but believes Sterling can cope with the additional focus.
"I got the call from Roy (Hodgson) and he explained the reasons for it," said the Reds boss.
"He feels he is one for the future and it was an opportunity for Raheem to get a sense of what he can achieve in the next few years.
"He knows how much work he has to do to get to that level on a consistent basis but the strides he has made for a 17-year-old have been fantastic.
"We have to keep it in perspective and focus on his development and hopefully in the years to come he can progress and become a very good player for England.
"He is very level-headed and I have been really impressed by his mentality and it is the job of people who surround him just to support him.
"As soon as he got the call-up I rang his agent straight away and said 'Make sure you're not coming up here in a hurry'.
"There is a plan mapped out for him and I think people know he is in a good place here.
"The job for the manager is to pick the right opportunity and he has come in and done very well but taking them out at the right time is as important as putting them in."
Left-back Jose Enrique's knee injury will be assessed ahead of the trip.
The Spaniard has been training this week after the recurrence of a problem which has dogged him since the start of the season.
Midfielder Joe Allen has recovered from illness which disrupted his international duty while Rodgers is confident Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates will be fine after international duty having travelled back from South America.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk