• Liverpool have won five and lost just one of the last nine Barclays Premier League meetings with Sunderland.
  • Seven of the last 11 goals Liverpool have scored against the Black Cats were netted by Luis Suarez (and two by Daniel Sturridge).
  • Sunderland have won none of their last 15 league trips to Anfield (W0 D7 L8).
  • Last season, Brendan Rodgers' side scored 20 Premier League goals during December with 10 of them scored by Luis Suarez.
  • No English player has scored more Premier League goals in 2014 than Steven Gerrard (13; level with Wayne Rooney and Daniel Sturridge).
  • The Liverpool captain has scored one and assisted three more in his last three league games against Sunderland.
  • Liverpool are looking to win three league games in a row for the first time since their unlikely spell of 11 successive wins earlier in the year.
  • Lee Cattermole has been booked in five of his last six Premier League appearances.
  • Each of Liverpool's last five Premier League goals have been scored by five different Englishmen.
  • Liverpool's players have made 20 errors leading directly to a goal or attempt this season, more than any other side.