Watch Live: Sunderland vs. Liverpool (Lineups, Live Stream)

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Liverpool can move within a point of the Top Five with a win at desperate, relegation-scrapping Sunderland on Wednesday (Watch live, 2:45 p.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra).

Costel Pantilimon is again on the bench for Sunderland in favor of Vito Mannone, while USMNT back/winger DeAndre Yedlin is on the subs’ bench.

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Liverpool will start Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho behind Christian Benteke, with Simon Mignolet back between the sticks.

The Reds are coming off a Boxing Day defeat of Leicester City, and will aim to fly to 30 points. Crystal Palace is in fifth with 31, while Tottenham is fourth with 35.

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A win would move Sunderland to within four points of safety. Sam Allardyce‘s Black Cats have lost four-straight matches in the Premier League.



Sunderland: Mannone, Jones, Coates, Brown, Van Aanholt, Cattermole (C), M’Vila, Rodwell, Johnson, Borini, Defoe. Subs: Pantilimon, Yedlin, Beadling, Watmore, Lens, Toivonen, Graham.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho, Benteke. Subs: Bogdan, Toure, Lucas, Ibe, Randall, Smith, Teixeira.