21 Mar 2011

Liverpool keep up Europa chase with 2-0 win at Sunderland

7:07 am on 21 March 2011

The Liverpool football team have bounced back from their Europa League exit with a comfortable 2-nil Premier League win at 10-man Sunderland.

The victory came thanks to a controversial 33rd minute Dirk Kuyt penalty and an incisive solo goal by Luis Suarez to wrap up the points in the 77th minute.

After being knocked out of the Europa League by Braga on Friday, sixth-placed Liverpool's only chance of European football next season is if they can finish in the top five and today's win takes them to 45 points, four behind current fifth-placed team Tottenham Hotspur.