Liverpool win again to rise to second

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.

With Luis Suarez on twenty-eight, it is the first time in fifty years that two Liverpool players have reached that tally.

Ki Sung-Yueng pulled one back for the visitors, though Brendan Rodgers’ men held on to record a seventh straight league victory.

They are now just one point behind leaders Chelsea, and will reclaim top spot if they better Chelsea’s result against Crystal at Anfield.

The Premier League top two meet at Anfield on April the 27th in what could well be a title decider, though Manchester City still have two games in hand, and also still have to face Liverpool at Anfield.

Rodgers believes that City are still favourites, but is relishing being involved at this stage of the campaign – one where the club have already amassed seven more points than in the whole of the Northern Irishman’s first season in charge.

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