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Jan 2, 2017 at 3pm UK at Stadium of Light
Attendance: 46,494
Defoe (25' pen., 84' pen.)
FT(HT: 1-1)
Sturridge (20'), Mane (72')

Team News: Daniel Sturridge back for Liverpool

Team News: Sturridge back for Liverpool
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Daniel Sturridge returns for Liverpool's trip to Sunderland.

Daniel Sturridge has returned to the starting XI for Liverpool's trip to Sunderland this afternoon.

The change is just one from manager Jurgen Klopp as he looks to close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to just three points.

Sturridge - making his first start since October - comes in as Jordan Henderson misses out with a heel injury picked up in the victory over Manchester City on New Year's Eve.

As a result, Adam Lallana drops further back to support Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum in the middle of the park, with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino continuing up front alongside Sturridge.

For the hosting Black Cats, David Moyes makes three changes to the side that were defeated 4-1 at Burnley last time out.

Lamine Kone was forced off against the Black Cats and misses out, while Billy Jones's suspension means a recall for Donald Love, with John O'Shea dropping back into the defence.

Jack Rodwell comes into the middle of the park as replacement for the injured Victor Anichebe and top scorer Jermain Defoe continues to lead the line.

Sunderland: Mannone; Love, Djilobodji, O'Shea, Van Aanholt; Larsson, Ndong, Rodwell, Januzaj, Borini; Defoe
Subs: Mika, Khazri, Manquillo, Honeyman, Maja, Embleton, Ledger

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner; Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana; Mane, Firmino, Sturridge
Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Origi, Stewart, Alexander-Arnold, Ejaria

Keep up with all of the action from the Stadium of Light this afternoon with Sports Mole's live text commentary here.

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United StatesUnited States22251764
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Tuesday's key events

· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

> Today's schedule in full
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