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Suarez double secures Liverpool win over Sunderland

Published on Jan 3, 2013 6:08 AM
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (right) celebrates his goal against Sunderland with Luis Suarez during their English Premier League soccer match at Anfield in Liverpool, northern England Jan 2, 2013. -- PHOTO : REUTERS

LIVERPOOL (AFP) - Liverpool got the New Year off to the best of possible starts on Wednesday by defeating Sunderland 3-0 at Anfield to move up to eighth place in the Premier League.

First-half goals from Raheem Sterling and Luis Suarez put Brendan Rodgers' men firmly in the driving seat and Suarez added a third in the second half to seal a comfortable win.

For Sunderland it was a second straight defeat and it saw the Black Cats stay just four points above the drop zone.

Liverpool coach Rodgers was back in the dug-out after missing the QPR game on Sunday due to illness and he brought in Andre Wisdom at left-back in place of the injured Jose Enrique, with Lucas Leiva taking over from Joe Allen in midfield.

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