Fit-again Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge can take Liverpool to next

  • Fit-again Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge can take Liverpool to next

Fit-again Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge can take Liverpool to next

After winning back-to-back games for the first time this season, against Stoke City and Crystal Palace Sunderland face four of last season's top-six in Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool in their next five Premiership games.

Milner admits it is nearly inevitable such talk is emerging but all the players are focusing on is building on current form to bring success.

There are some serious issues with this Liverpool outfit such as the defense but in all honesty I don't think that they will be exposed this game since their opposition is not playing amazingly well and Jurgen Klopp is an unbelievable manager who will be able to adjust accordingly.

"If we keep working hard, keep improving, keep doing our job then hopefully we can be successful".

"We can't win the Premier League so this competition is very important".

"What we did previous year was fantastic but it was qualification for the Europa League and it's not a trophy or a title".

"It was nice being back up front again and to give the gaffer a different option", Long told the club's official website.

"We've had indifferent performances in this period but you clearly see how determined they are", he said. I prepare my team always about what we can do and how we beat the press and then we have good opportunities to create chances.

Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge returned off the bench over the weekend and will be in line to play on Wednesday, and Jordan Rossiter is back in training.

The manager felt his team were unlucky to have conceded a 62nd minute penalty against Liverpool - scored by James Milner - and struck a defiant note when asked if they could be dragged into the relegation dogfight.

"I would be surprised if it was the right decision to criticise him because this team plays really well", he said.

"We don't have to think about starting, we can not go into a game and know we have to change these two players for sure".

The match also sees Koeman's first-team assistant coach and former Liverpool favourite Sammy Lee come up against his old side.

Ronald Koeman has revealed Jose Fonte will be miss Southampton's Capital One Cup quarter final against Liverpool on 2 December, with the club captain failing to recover on-time from an injury he sustained against Manchester City.

"It is a great chance of a trophy".