Liverpool v Sunderland: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Liverpool beat Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield last season and have not lost to the Black Cats at home since October 1983. Liverpool are 6.75 to win 3-0.

9. That result was a 1-0 win for Sunderland in the old Division One. They have won just three of 30 clashes with Liverpool since then and are 18.00 to win on Wednesday night.

8. Liverpool are undefeated at home in 11 league games (W10 D1) and are 1.15 to win again.

7. Brendan Rodgers’ men have won their last four games, averaging four goals per outing. They are 2.50 to score over 3.5 goals.

6. Sunderland’s 2-0 defeat at Norwich last weekend was their fifth loss in seven games. They are 1.40 to lose both halves on Wednesday.

5. The Black Cats have not scored since Fabio Borini’s opener against Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final – 350 minutes ago. They are 1.83 not to score at Anfield.

4. Liverpool average 20.7 shots per Premier League game at Anfield, while Sunderland offer just 11 away from home. The Reds are 3.60 to win with a 0-3 handicap.

3. Luis Suarez’s hat-trick goal at Cardiff last weekend was the striker’s 28th for Liverpool this campaign and fifth in three games. Suarez is 2.40 not to score.

2. Daniel Sturridge also scored against Cardiff to push his season's tally to 22, and 11 in 2014. Sturridge is 3.50 to score first.

1. 23% of Sunderland’s shots in the league come from the left side, more than any other club in the top flight. Winger Adam Johnson is 7.50 to score at Anfield.