It is Liverpool’s first home game in over a month. Rodgers’ side edged to a 4-3 victory over Swansea in the last match on February 23rd.
The Reds go into Wednesday night’s game against the Mackems second in the league table, and can close the gap on leaders Chelsea to just one point, with Jose Mourinho’s men still to come to Anfield next month.
After three successive away victories at Southampton, Manchester United and Cardiff City, Rodgers wants to bring the team home to a roaring reception.
“We’re really looking forward to playing at Anfield now on Wednesday night,” Rodgers is quoted on the club’s official website as saying. “It’s a big game for us.
“Hopefully the supporters can really get behind the team well before kick-off, get the atmosphere revved up for the game and we’ll look to continue on this great run. As you can see, we believe we can perform well and get results.
“Cardiff was the fourth away game on the spin that we’ve won and we’ve played three games on the bounce away from home – Southampton, Manchester United and now at Cardiff.
“We ended up with six goals [against Cardiff] – arguably we could have had one or two more. But it was a wonderful demonstration of our mentality, resilience and our strength mentally. It was another demonstration of our offensive power.”
SpionKop1906, responsible for some of the iconic banners on the Kop lately, are calling on fans to bring their flags on Wednesday to greet the Liverpool team bus on it’s arrival at the ground – meeting on Anfield Road from 6pm.
Fans on social media are encouraging each other to get inside Anfield early on Wednesday and create a big noise before kick-off.
Liverpool v Sunderland gets underway at 8pm on Wednesday, 26th March 2014.