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Biggest league match in 24 years?

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Liverpool and Manchester City will face each other at Anfield on Sunday, a clash which can be termed as Liverpool's biggest league match in 24 years.

The Reds are now two points clear at the top of the league with five games left and if they win them all, they will be champions for the first time since 1990

Liverpool have scored 90 league goals, six more than City this season who ranks second in number of goals scored and hence the clash poised to be a cracker of a match with both teams focusing on scoring and getting ahead early on rather than sitting back and defending.

Reds will win title : Carragher

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool will win the Premier League title this season after the reds went top of the Premier League yesterday after thrashing Tottenham 4-0 at Anfield to take advantage on points dropped by main title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City

Carragher reckons there is a belief amongst the players and the fans that Brendan Rodgers's side can claim a first Premier League title.

Liverpool v Sunderland : Team news,Probable Staring XI and Prediction

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Venue: Anfield

Kick-off: 19.45 GMT.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Liverpool will welcome struggling Sunderland to anfield today and will be looking to extend their winning run to 7 games in a row. A win for Liverpool will take them to second with just one point behind league leaders Chelsea.

Does Liverpool need Reina back?

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If the latest reports are to be believed, Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina could permanently leave Liverpool for as little as £4m at the end of the season.

The report says whichever club wants the service of the 31-year-old will be able to do so for as little as £4million because of the clause in his contract, leaving Liverpool with a loss of £3million by swapping goalkeepers.

Video – Is this controlling role the future of Joe Allen?

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Prior to Allen's introduction, Liverpool struggled to maintain possession and, caught on the break more often than not. The 23-year-old midfielder came off the bench for sterling and showcased great game controlling abilities to help the Reds edge to a 4-3 victory over Swansea City

Although Allen was only on the field for a little over a half hour his presence allowed Jordan Henderson to move to an advanced role which resulted in the winning goal.

GIF It: Luis Suarez grabs his second of the game (Sunderland vs Liverpool)

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Luis Suarez scored Liverpool's first second-half goal of the season and his second of the game to put the Reds 3-1 up at Sunderland. The Uruguayan marked his return to Premier League action with a brace at the Stadium of Light. And he survived a two-footed tackle from Steven Gerrard. See his first goal here.

Atletico Madrid target Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho

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Liverpool face a battle to keep hold of playmaker Philippe Coutinho amid interest from Atletico Madrid. If they are still in Champions League contention come the January transfer window, the Spanish side will reportedly bid for the little Brazilian. Brendan Rodgers side's lack of European football means Coutinho would be eligible to play in the [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez return will improve Daniel Sturridge

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Photo: The manager in conversation with @D_Sturridge and @VictorMoses at Melwood pic.twitter.com/eqteyTSKRH Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Brendan Rodgers insists Luis Suarez's return to Premier League action with Liverpool will only help in-form Daniel Sturridge, and not stifle his excellent start to the season.

Photos: Liverpool training ahead of Sunderland trip

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Photo: Luis Suarez getting ready for his Barclays Premier League return pic.twitter.com/wtiSvpTAx6 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 27, 2013 Liverpool's squad have been in training ahead of their visit to Sunderland on Sunday. Striker Luis Suarez is preparing for his long-awaited Premier League comeback after he biting ban following his return to action in the [.

Simon Mignolet: ‘Friendship and French are the reason for the solid Liverpool defence’

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Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet says he burgeoning friendship with Kolo Toure and the fact that they both speak French as their first language is behind the Reds' solid defensive record so far this season. Brendan Rodgers' side have conceded just three goals in the league so far this season and two of [.

Video: Liverpool supporters throw flares at Man Utd fans

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Video footage has emerge that seemingly shows flares being thrown at Manchester United fans from the Liverpool end during last night's Capital One Cup meeting between the two sides. The FA is now investigating the matter following reports that four flares were thrown by somebody among the 7,200 Liverpool supporter in attendance at Old Trafford.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘Luis Suarez ran himself into the ground’

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Brendan Rodgers praised Luis Suarez's performances as he returned to the Liverpool team from his 10-match biting ban. The Reds boss was pleased with what he saw, and he is expecting even more from the Uruguay international in the coming weeks. Rodgers said: "I thought he was excellent. "I thought, considering he's been out for [.

Liverpool scout Lazio’s ice cube prankster Keita Balde Diao

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Liverpool sent scouts to watch former Barcelona youngster Keita Balde Diao in Lazio's Europa League victory over Legia Warsaw last week. Sky Italia reports that the Reds are keeping tabs on the 18-year-old, who joined the Italian side in 2011. He was rated as one of Barca's hottest prospects until he fell out with the [.

Robin Van Persie out of Man Utd’s game against Liverpool

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Robin Van Persie has been ruled out of tomorrow's Capital One Cup clash with Liverpool and is a doubt for Saturday's game against West Brom. The Manchester United striker missed his side's derby day defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and will not feature against the Reds. United boss David Moyes said: "I don't think [.

Video: Adam Morgan’s sensational long-range strike (Liverpool U21 vs Man City U21)

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Xabi who? Liverpool youngster Adam Morgan took Reds supporters back to a certain Senor Alonso's time at the club with this 45-yard wonder goal for the under-21 side against Manchester City.

Video: Liverpool boss Rodgers looking forward to Suarez ‘magic’

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Brendan Rodgers said he was looking forward to having Luis Suarez back from his 10-match ban after Liverpool slipped to a 0-1 home defeat to Southampton. The Reds boss said the returning Uruguayan would add some "magic" to his "lethargic" side. He said: "We never got going from the off. It was a bit lethargic [.

Liverpool monster Mamadou Sakho banned from the club gym

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Sakho: "It's all going well and I've settled in quickly. I'm excited about the project here." http://t.co/kiYkV5hBYI pic.twitter.com/oZ0HzyJfb8 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 20, 2013 Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has been banned from the training ground gym for being too strong. The Frenchman is barred from using the equipment until the Reds get it reinforced.

Liverpool want Arsenal target Abel Hernandez

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Liverpool are plotting a January swoop that would see Palermo striker Abel Hernandez link-up with Uruguay international team-mate Luis Suarez at Anfield. The Daily Express claims the Reds are keen to sign Hernandez, linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer, in a £4m deal. The 23-year-old is known to be unhappy in Italy, [.

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho out for six weeks

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Table-topping Liverpool have been dealt a blow with the news that Philippe Coutinho will be out of action for six weeks. The Brazilian playmaker will be out of action until the end of October due to a shoulder injury he sustained during Monday's 2-2 draw at Swansea. The 21-year-old will have to undergo surgery on [.

Juventus and Galatasaray to battle for Liverpool target Lacina Traore in January

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Liverpool will battle Turkish side Galatasaray and Italian giants Juventus for the signing of Anzhi striker Lacina Traore. The Russian side is clearing out all its well-paid foreign players, and Traore could follow former team-mates Samuel Eto'o and Willian to the Premier League. The Daily Express reports that the Ivory Coast international is a long-term [.

Arsenal ready to pay £11m for Liverpool target Kyriakos Papadopoulos

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Arsenal are preparing an £11m bid to beat Premier League rivals Liverpool to the signing of Schalke defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos. It's not clear whether Brendan Rodgers side will launch a bid of their own. The Reds were heavily linked with the Greece international but, having signed PSG's Mamdou Sakho and Sporting Lisbon's Tiago Ilori, Rodgers [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘Mamadou Sakho looks an absolute monster in training’

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Mamadou Sakho trains at Melwood on Friday afternoon #LFC pic.twitter.com/mZIHSnGVl0 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 13, 2013 It sounds like Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is quite pleased with his summer spending from what he's seen so far. The Reds boss has described new centre-back Mamadou Sakho as "an absolute monster" after seeing him in training [.

Brendan Rodgers: Luis Suarez is no longer Liverpool’s main man

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says Luis Suarez cannot expect to be the club's "main man" when he returns from his 10-match ban. The Reds have been flying in Suarez's absence and Rodgers has made it clear that in-form striker Daniel Sturridge is very much on level pegging with the Uruguayan. He told the Sunday Mirror: [.

Training ground intruder threatens to kill Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

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A crazed fan scaled the fence at Liverpool's Melwood training ground before hurling abuse and death threats at Steven Gerrard. The Reds skipper initially ignored the man, whose hands were covered in anti-vandal paint from climbing the barrier around the training ground, and continued practising free-kicks with Philippe Coutinho and Simon Mignolet.

Video: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers defends Daniel Sturridge

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Brendan Rodgers has defended Daniel Sturridge after it emerged that he will play in Liverpool's match against Swansea on Monday evening despite having missed England's recent World Cup qualifiers. The Reds boss said it was medical experts, not the player himself, who ruled him out of the games against Moldova and Ukraine.

Liverpool delete crass 9/11 tweet

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Liverpool have deleted a September 11 tribute tweet showing two Liver birds emerging from the smoking Twin Towers. As we reported yesterday, the club's official American Twitter account, @LFCUSA, posted the image, which was accompanied by the slogan: "You'll Never Walk Alone America." The message was retweeted by the club's official account, @LFC.

Photo: Liverpool’s shameful 9/11 Twitter image

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The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with those affected by the events of 9/11. YNWA pic.twitter.com/YgHuKsRp1h LFC USA (@LFCUSA) September 11, 2013 Liverpool's PR team were supposed to be getting a better handle on things this season after some disastrous work by the communications department in recent years.

Jamie Carragher on his centre-back partnership with Liverpool new boy Mamadou Sakho

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No, Jamie Carragher's not out of retirement. But the Liverpool great has been talking about the time he partnered the Reds' new signing Mamadou Sakho in defence. The pair was teamed up during a charity match in Corsica 18 months ago, so he has seen the former PSG man at close quarters. He told the [.

Video: Liverpool youngster Andre Wisdom sent-off for kicking out (Finland U21 1-1 England U21

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http://youtu.be/QGDusbmCoew?t=3m35s Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom was shown a red card while captaining England Under-21s last night. The Reds right-back kicked out at a Finnish opponent right in front of the referee with 16 minutes remaining in last night's 1-1 draw. A free-kick had already been awarded against Wisdom when showing that his surname might [.

Arsenal and Liverpool given hope on Martin Montoya signing by his agent

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Arsenal and Liverpool's chances of signing Barcelona defender Martin Montoya after his agent suggested that a free transfer away from Camp Nou is a real possibility. Jose Maria Orobitg went as far as to namecheck Brendan Rodgers' side as he explained that his client might not extend his contract beyond this season.

Liverpool tried to sign Gabriel Batistuta

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Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans has revealed he tried to bring legendary Argentinian striker Gabriel Batistuta to the club. Evans had hoped to pair 'Batigol' with Reds legend Robbie Fowler in the mid-1990s, but the deal never materialised. As it happened, Batistuta remained in Italy with Fiorentina, for whom he scored 168 goals in 269 [.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers: ‘We can’t get carried away’

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Brendan Rodgers: "It's been a great start for us but we can't get carried away." http://t.co/yxISLQJsg7 #LFC pic.twitter.com/i5or318GTp Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 7, 2013 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned his top-of-the-table players not to get carried away by their excellent start to the season.

Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina set to join Barcelona in the summer

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Pepe Reina seems likely to have played his last game for Liverpool, with media reports in Spain suggesting he has already agreed a deal that will see him join Barcelona next season. The long-serving keeper has been shipped out on loan to Napoli this season after Brendan Rodgers paid £9m to bring Sunderland goalie Simon [.

Steven Gerrard says the international stage was set for Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge

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England captain Steven Gerrard says the injury to his Liverpool team-mate Daniel Sturridge is "a shame" because he had the chance to shine in international football in tonight's World Cup qualifier against Moldova. Sturridge, already a matchwinner for the Reds three times this season, had to pull out the Moldova game through injury.

Victor Moses says former Chelsea team-mate Daniel Sturridge talked him into Liverpool move

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New Liverpool signing Victor Moses says striker Daniel Sturridge convinced him to make the move. The 22-year-old decided to press ahead with a loan switch to Anfield after his former Chelsea team-mate told he would "love it" at the Reds. The day after speaking to Sturridge, Moses decided to press ahead with the move.

Liverpool sign Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea

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Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce the season-long loan signing of Chelsea forward Victor Moses. pic.twitter.com/1N7PT2fXGU Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2013 Liverpool have completed the loan signing of Chelsea's Victor Moses. The Nigeria international was widely expected to move to Anfield after being spotted in the crowd for yesterday's victory over Manchester [.

Who Are Ya? Mamadou Sakho (Liverpool)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Mamadou Sakho Age: 23 Position: Defender Signed from: Paris Saint-Germain Fee: Undisclosed (reported £16-18m) Did you know? Sakho is nicknamed Kirikou after a character in a French animated film with a similar hairstyle. What's the deal?

Liverpool confirm signing of Mamadou Sakho from PSG

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Liverpool Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Frenchman Mamadou Sakho from Paris Saint-Germain. pic.twitter.com/J0CbquFFT6 Liverpool FC (@LFC) September 2, 2013 Paris Saint-Germain defender Mamadou Sakho has completed his transfer to Liverpool, the Reds have confirmed. The 23-year-old has signed what the club have described as a "long-term contract".

Video: Steven Gerrard calls Robin Van Persie a “f***ing prick” (Liverpool 1-0 Manchester United)

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Aside from a late chance, the only time Robin Van Persie was seen during today's match was getting into scraps with Liverpool players. That includes this incident in which Reds skipper Steven Gerrard told RVP exactly what he thought of him.

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Photo: Man Utd star Wayne Rooney trains without his headgear

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The Reds were working hard this morning ahead of tomorrow's @ChampionsLeague fixture. #mufc pic.twitter.com/g4NS5ngy1x Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 16, 2013 Wayne Rooney trained for Manchester United's Champions League clash against Bayer Leverkusen without the protective headgear he wore at the weekend.