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“Important we put on a little run now” – Liverpool supporters react to 1-0 victory over Sunderland

Though by the narrowest of margins, Liverpool recorded another vital victory away to Sunderland on Wednesday, and here we bring the best of the reaction from social media.

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Wednesday, December 30, 2015: Liverpool supporters celebrate the first goal against Sunderland during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool

Premier League – Stadium of Light – Wednesday 30th December 2015

Goals: Benteke 46′

It took one goal from Christian Benteke to secure a priceless three points for Liverpool once again, in a game fraught with poor touches and misguided, long-range efforts.

Though not the most convincing of performances from the Reds, a 1-0 win away to Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland will be cherished by Jurgen Klopp and his side.

The German named a strong starting lineup for the trip to the Stadium of Light, though there was little in terms of game-changing quality on the substitutes’ bench.

When Benteke and his team-mates made their way out onto the pitch, surprisingly much of the focus was on Liverpool’s lesser-spotted black kit—complete, for the evening, with white socks.

Roberto Firmino was the first player to trouble Vito Mannone in the Sunderland goal, fizzing a long-range effort onto the post via the Italian’s fingertips.

This proved to be the best chance of the first half however, leaving little in terms of encouragement for supporters.

That all changed less than 30 seconds after the interval, as Benteke slotted home beyond Mannone after a lucky pass from Adam Lallana.

After seeing Sunderland‘s Jack Rodwell withdrawn through injury before the half-hour mark, Liverpool supporters were disappointed to see their own midfield dynamo, Jordan Henderson, trudge off just over 30 minutes later.

Without Henderson, Liverpool lacked impetus in the final third, with Philippe Coutinho reverting to his worrying, hit-and-hope approach from the outside the penalty area.

The travelling Kop, in great voice throughout, howled at referee Kevin Friend following a horrific challenge from Jeremain Lens on Mamadou Sakho.

Fortunately, Sakho came away unscathed, and the game played out to a comfortable 1-0 win for Liverpool.

Liverpool are now set to take on West Ham United on January 2, with the trip to the Boleyn Ground representing another opportunity to gain ground in the race for the top four.

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