Liverpool v Burnley; Manchester City v Burnley, No Henderson, Aguero Benched

LONDON, Sporting Alert – Liverpool are without captain Jordan Henderson for today’s English Premier League at Sunderland, while Sergio Aguero is not in the Manchester City starting lineup vs. Burnley. Watch Live Streaming Coverage

LIVERPOOL v BURNLEY

Henderson, who was subsitituted in the second half in the 1-0 win over Manchester City at the weekend, misses the game with a heel injury Liverpool FC revealed on their official website.

In the lone change for the Reds, striker Daniel Sturridge comes in for Henderson and will link up with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in the attack for the travellers at the Stadium of Light.

With Henderson out, Emre Can will slide into the holding midfield position and will have Georginio Wijnaldum, who netted the winner against Manchester City and Adam Lallana, who has seven assists for far this season, as company in the central midfield positions.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet retains his place with defenders Nathaniel Dejan Lovren, Ragnar Klavan, Clyne and James Milner doing the same.

Meanwhile, Sunderland make three changes from the side that lost 4-1 at Burnley on New Year’s Eve.

Billy Jones is suspended so he is replaced by Donald Love while manager David Moyes called on Didier Ndong and Jack Rodwell to replace the injured Lamine Kone (hip) and Victor Anichebe (hamstring).

Jermain Defoe, who scored the lone goal in the last outing in his team’s thrashing, leads the attack again.

MANCHESTER CITY v BURNLEY

In team news from the Etihad Stadium, the surprise is striker Sergio Aguero has been left on the bench to start this game against Burnley with manager Pep Guardiola opting to start with Kelechi Iheanacho.

But he’s not the only one dropped from the defeat to Liverpool.

Midfield playmaker David Silva, centre-back John Stones and full-back Pablo Zabaleta are all on the bench as well as Guardiola freshen up his squad.

Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna come into the starting team.

Yaya Toure, Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling start as well.

Sunderland v Liverpool

Sunderland: Mannone, Love, O’Shea, Djilobodji, Van Aanholt, Larsson, Ndong, Rodwell, Januzaj, Defoe, Borini. Subs: Khazri, Mika, Manquillo, Maja, Honeyman, Embleton, Ledger

Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Klavan, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Sturridge. Subs: Karius, Moreno, Lucas, Origi, Stewart, Ejaria, Alexander-Arnold

Referee: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)

Manchester City v Burnley

Man City: Bravo, Sagna, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy, Toure, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, De Bruyne, Sterling, Iheanacho. Subs: Zabaleta, Nolito, Aguero, Caballero, Silva, Stones, Garcia

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Hendrick, Gudmundsson, Arfield, Barnes, Gray. Subs: Vokes, Bamford, Defour, Robinson, Tarkowski, Darikwa, O’Neill

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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