Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After losing against Leicester City in the previous round (2-0), Liverpool need to get back to winning ways fast, if they are to keep their European hopes alive. The Anfield outfit are blowing hot and cold on home turf lately, they managed to triumph only three times in front of the home fans in previous ten fixtures. A good thing for Jurgen Klopp’s side is that they are facing Sunderland; the Reds boast a seven-game unbeaten run against the Black Cats. Sam Allardyce’s charges failed to impress on their travels this term, with eight defeats in their last ten away encounters, but we need to mention that they started producing goals when playing away from home of late. Bearing in mind that Liverpool’s defense is rather drafty at Anfield in recent matches, Defoe and Borrini could make Mignolet pull at least one from his net in this clash. Even though Klopp will be without seven players due to injuries, we firmly believe the German manager will outsmart Big Sam in this clash and secure all three points for his side.
Highlighted Player (Christian Benteke):
Christian Benteke, born on 3th of December 1990 is a Belgian football player with roots from Congo. Benteke started his career at KRC Genk and after playing for Standard Liege, KV Mechelen, KV Kortrijk and Aston Villa the striker got transferred to Liverpool. Benteke is 191cm and is known for being a very strong goal scoring striker. In May 2010 Benteke made his debut for the Belgian national team.
Christian Benteke didn’t win any mayor prices yet. In the season 2008/2009 he won the national league of Belgium. Benteke is signed by Nike and got transferred to Liverpool for 46 million euro which makes him the second most expensive football player from Belgium. Benteke’s nickname is The Beast or Bentegoal.
Highlighted Team (Sunderland):
Sunderland are a professional football club that have been playing their home games at the Stadium of Light since 1997. The capacity of the stadium is 49,000, but before expansion the original ground capacity was 42,000. Red and White shirts are Sunderland’s trademark and the club’s fiercest rivals are Newcastle United. The two local rivals have been contesting in the Tyne-Wear derby since 1898 and there have always been fireworks in what is one of the greatest derbies in English football. Sunderland were on the verge of dropping to the Championship in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign, but experienced tactician Sam Allardyce eventually helped the team avoid relegation.
The Black Cats have won six First Division trophies (now the Premier League), with the team lifting two FA Cup titles. Sunderland won their first FA Cup trophy in 1937, with the team beating Preston North End 3-1 in the title game. The club was founded in 1879 as Sunderland and District Teachers A.F.C.