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L'pool v Sunderland preview

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique will miss the visit of Sunderland with a hamstring injury.

Winger Stewart Downing, who has filled in at left-back previously, is expected to be asked to provide cover again by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson and back-up goalkeeper Brad Jones could be back in the frame after both were affected prior to Sunday's win over QPR with illness.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill will be without defender John O'Shea for the trip to Anfield.

The Republic of Ireland international damaged a hamstring during Saturday's 2-1 home defeat by Tottenham, in which he had earlier given the Black Cats the lead, and is ruled out.

Full-back Danny Rose returns to the squad after being ineligible against his parent club.

Skipper Lee Cattermole and central defender Wes Brown (both knee) remain on the sidelines.