By Alan Duffy
Liverpool 2-1 Sunderland – Premier League – 26th March 2014
A fine free-kick from Steven Gerrard in the first-half and a goal from in-form striker Daniel Sturridge soon after the re-start secured a vital victory for Liverpool against Sunderland, a results which sees the Reds keep the heat on league-leaders Chelsea.
Gus Poyet deployed three centre-halves in the game and this seemed to limit Luis Suarez and Sturridge early on. However, the Gerrard free-kick settled the nerves at Anfield, although a late Ki Sung-Yueng header made the final minutes of the game interesting.
Liverpool go a point behind leaders Chelsea while the Black Cats stay three points from safety.