English Premiership

Top four tilt starts now

2015-01-09 13:24
Brendan Rodgers (AFP)

London - Brendan Rodgers expects a tough task in breaking down a Sunderland side that earned a creditable goalless draw at Anfield as recently as the start of December.

"They're a team that's very difficult to break down," he said.

"They have good players, as they have shown over the course of the season so far

"But that's our job, to go there and put on a performance to get the three points.

"A place in the top four is still going to be tough, we do respect that, but we're looking forward to that challenge in the second half of the season."

Connor Wickham insists Liverpool hold no fears for Sunderland and believes Gus Poyet's side can improve on last month's draw with Rodgers' side.

Liverpool have struggled to fill the void left by the departure to Barcelona of prolific forward Luis Suarez and with Sturridge's fitness also a problem, Wickham said: "Maybe people can say Liverpool aren't the team they were last year. They're missing players.

"We probably should have taken three points from Anfield not so long ago and now it's down to us to do that on our ground this time."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 15:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 18:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 18:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 18:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 18:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 18:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 20:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 17:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 20:00
01 November 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 00:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.