Liverpool v Sunderland: Latest team news

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Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has concerns over midfielders Yann M’Vila and Jeremain Lens ahead of Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool.

M’Vila was unable to train on Thursday as a result of a foot problem picked up after a challenge by Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero on Tuesday evening, although he is less of a doubt than Lens, who is nursing a groin injury.

Central defender Younes Kaboul will return to the squad after recovering from a hamstring problem which has sidelined him since before Christmas, but midfielder Sebastian Larsson (knee) is still out.

Provisional squad: Mannone, Pickford, Van Aanholt, Yedlin, O’Shea, Kaboul, Jones, Kone, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Lens, Borini, Johnson, Rodwell, Toivonen, Defoe, N’Doye, Watmore.