On Wednesday, Liverpool managed a neat 3-0 victory against Sunderland at Anfield. This means that I’ve won the bet I placed on Liverpool’s success.
The first goal of the match was scored by Raheem Sterling in the 19th minute, and the following two were scored by Luis Suárez in the 26th and 53rd minutes of the match. The Uruguayan side proved to be in amazing shape, grabbing two goals and setting up the other for Raheem Sterling. The dominant play of Liverpool led to a a comfortable victory against their opponents.
Here you have a video with the summary of the match:
On the other hand, Martin O’Neill’s team was extremely disappointing and they are still feeling guilty for the sloppy defending strategy adapted by the team. For example, a very poor defense allowed Suarez to find himself in acres of space after latching on to Steven Gerrard’s brilliant long pass before calmly slotting home to make it three.
The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, made two changes with Andre Wisdom and Lucas coming in for Jose Enrique and Joe Allen. On the other hand, the boss of Sunderland, Martin O’Neill, made just one change, with the injured John O’Shea replaced by Danny Rose.
All in all, even though the victory of Liverpool was the expected result of this match, Sunderland’s play was poorer than I would have imagined.