LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Liverpool moved to within a point of Premier League leader Chelsea with a nervy 2-1 win over Sunderland that was sealed by goals from Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge on Wednesday.
Ki Sung-yeung’s 76th-minute header for relegation-threatened Sunderland ensured a tense finish at Anfield, with Liverpool forced to hang on to stay in strong contention for a first league title since 1990.
Gerrard’s 25-meter free kick in the 39th gave the hosts a 1-0 lead at the break and it looked like they would saunter to victory after Sturridge’s deflected goal in the 48th. It did not turn out that way.
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Liverpool’s seventh straight league win lifted the team two points above Manchester City, which has two games in hand.