Liverpool 2, Sunderland 0
The joy at winning will be tempered by a spell without Philippe Coutinho. The playmaker was carried off on a stretcher in the first half with his right leg in a brace after a challenge with Sunderland midfielder Didier Ndong.
It was Coutinho’s replacement, Divock Origi, who put Liverpool in front in the 75th minute with a curling shot. James Milner netted Liverpool’s second from the