Liverpool lead at half-time through Lazar Markovic's goal in the 9th minute.
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Premier League Sunderland v Liverpool
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 have announced their starting XI to face Liverpool in their Premier League clash at the Stadium of Light. Kick-off is at 12:45pm.
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.
Sunderland's Gus Poyet has revealed that changes are inevitable for Sunderland's FA Cup 3rd round tie against Leeds after the busy festive football programme.
Sunday's match with be Sunderland's 4th game in 10 days.
Gus Poyet says Sunderland's 1 - 3 defeat by Hull City was disappointing after a perfect start to the match.
Listen to his reaction post match.
Sunderland Manager, Gus Poyet, says the number of matches his team are expected to play over the Christmas period is 'a disgrace'.
Sunderland lost 1-3 at home to Hull City on Boxing Day and travel to Aston Villa two days later.
Kevin Phillips was back at the Stadium of Light today to receive an Honorary Fellowship from Sunderland University.Read the full story ›
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.