Liverpool have moved back into second place in the Premier League after beating Sunderland 2-1 at Anfield yesterday evening.
The Reds took the lead six minutes before the break through Steven Gerrard’s free kick, before Daniel Sturridge doubled their advantage shortly after the restart with his twentieth league goal of the season.
Liverpool will be looking to continue their unbeaten league run when they welcome a struggling Sunderland side to Anfield this evening.
The Reds can move to within just one points of leaders Chelsea with victory, while a draw would see them move level on points with Manchester City, who moved into second after beating Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford yesterday evening.
Jordan Henderson has expressed his gratitude towards Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, claiming that he has ‘improved tactically’ under him, Sky Sports understands.
After questions had initially been asked over his big money move to Anfield from Sunderland in the summer of 2011, the 23 year old has developed into one of the key members of Brendan Rodgers’ side, for whom he has scored three goals and contributed five assists in the league so far this season.
Liverpool twice came from behind to eventually beat Cardiff City 6-3 in South Wales on Saturday afternoon.
The Bluebirds took the lead through Jordan Mutch on nine minutes, before Reds top scorer Luis Suarez equalised soon after.
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Liverpool kept their title hopes alive with a famous 3-0 win over reigning champions Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Penalty kicks either side of half time from Steven Gerrard gave the visitors a comfortable lead, while Luis Suarez put the result beyond any doubt with a neat finish six minutes from time.
With the score at two nil, the Reds were awarded a third penalty in an incident that saw United captain Nemanja Vidic dismissed, but Gerrard, who went for the opposite corner to his previous two efforts, hit the post.
Brendan Rodgers’ men were superior in all areas, easing to a fifth straight league win, and tenth unbeaten.
They are now just four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in a hand, after Jose Mourinho’s men were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa on Saturday afternoon.
Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur to stay level on points with Liverpool, while title favourites Manchester City kept themselves in the hunt by beating Hull City.
Liverpool will now turn their attention to next Saturday’s trip to Cardiff City, while they host Sunderland four days later.
Should they take maximum points from both games, and Chelsea fail to beat Arsenal at the weekend, they will return to the summit with just seven games to left to play.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas is closing in on his return to the first team, with the Brazil international set to play for the Reds’ reserves on Friday, according to TalkSport.
The 27 year old has been out of action for almost two months, having suffered knee damage in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on January 18th.
Liverpool have moved up to second place in the Premier League after beating Southampton 3-0 at St Mary’s on Saturday afternoon.
Top scorer Luis Suarez opened the scoring on sixteen minutes with his first goal in six games, before Raheem Sterling doubled the visitors’ advantage just ahead of the hour mark.
Liverpool’s hopes of winning a first FA Cup in eight years ended after they were defeated by Arsenal in the fifth round at the Emirates yesterday afternoon.
The Gunners, who were thumped 5-1 by Brendan Rodgers’ men at Anfield eight days earlier, took the lead on sixteen minutes through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with Lukas Podolski doubling their advantage two minutes into the second half.
Liverpool were unable to tighten their grip on fourth place after dropping two points against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.
Daniel Sturridge had given Brendan Rodgers’ men a first half lead with his seventeenth goal of this season, though the Baggies were gifted the opportunity to equalise after a mistake from Kolo Toure.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is keen to repay the faith shown in him by manager Brendan Rodgers, according to Sky Sports.
The 19 year old is currently enjoying his best spell in his short career so far – starting the club’s last ten consecutive games and scoring three times.