Liverpool 2 – 0 Sunderland as Origi and Milner scores late in second half to seal three points. Liverpool are 14 games unbeaten in all competitions, Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League with a win against Sunderland but could face a run of games without Philippe Coutinho who was taken off on a stretcher at Anfield.
The Brazillian clutched his ankle after a challenge from Didier Ndong late in a first half where Liverpool failed to turn 80% possession into clear chances.
Sunderland threatened briefly in each period, with Steven Pienaar and Duncan Watmore taking heavy touches when presented with openings.
But as Jurgen Klopp’s side continued to press, it was Coutinho’s replacement, Divock Origi, who found the net with what appeared to be a right-foot cross from the left side of the area.
Liverpool 2 – 0 Sunderland Premier League Match Highlights
- 45′ [ Haltime Report ] Liverpool had to deal with Coutinho’s injury as he wobbled off with what looked like a severe ankle issue. Apart from that Sunderland kept themselves compact at the back and made it difficult for Liverpool.
- 75′ 1 – 0 Divock Origi late in second half to put Liverpool in 1-0 lead and that proved to be enough to get them all three points.
90′+1 2 – 0 [Penalty] James Milner, a late penalty by James Milner caps a 2-0 victory for Liverpool.
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