The 3 key battles the Reds have to win to beat Sunderland

 Dejan Lovren v Jermain Defoe

Sunderland’s main threat is of course Jermain Defoe and if he is kept quiet, we should win.

The striker can score goals from the slightest of opportunities so Dejan Lovren needs to make sure he keeps everything as tight as possible at the back. The Croatian has been our most consistent presence at the back this season and so therefor here needs to take charge and prove himself by marking Defoe out of the game.