Meanwhile, there are five changes for the visitors following their defeat to Norwich City.
Andrea Dossena, Santiago Vergini, Lee Cattermole, Emanuele Giaccherini and Connor Wickham all come into the starting XI.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge
Subs: Jones, Sterling, Aspas, Sakho, Lucas, Cissokho, Moses
Sunderland: Mannone, Bardsley, Dossena, Brown, O'Shea, Vergini, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Giaccherini, Altidore, Wickham
Subs: Ki, Larsson, Johnson, Colback, Roberge, Scocco, Ustari
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