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Borini starts for Liverpool against Sunderland

Liverpool striker Fabio Borini will start for the visitors on his return to the Stadium of Light.

The Italian spent last season on loan at Sunderland.

Sunderland announce team to face Liverpool

Sunderland have announced their starting XI to face Liverpool in their Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light. Kick-off is at 12:45pm.

Poyet 'wouldn't miss' chance to see Gerrard

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he 'wouldn't miss' the chance to see Steven Gerrard play his final Premier League game in the North East.

The Liverpool captain has announced that he's moving to the MLS with LA Galaxy this summer. Today's game is likely to be the last time the 34-year-old will ever play at the Stadium of Light.

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Former Black Cat Kevin Phillips to get honorary degree

Honoured: Kevin Phillips is due to receive an honorary degree later today. Credit: PA

Kevin Phillips is due to be back in the region today to receive an honorary degree from Sunderland University.

The former Black Cats striker is receiving the award in recognition of his 20-year football career - including being named Premier League 'Player of the Season' while at Sunderland.

Black Cat: Kevin Phillips playing for Sunderland in 2003. Credit: PA
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