Sunderland fan James Hunt provides the opposition view of Wednesday's game at Anfield.
How's your season going?
Awfully, wonderfully, average. That is to say, a bit of all three. It started okay, with draws against Arsenal and yourselves. But then we kept drawing, and started losing, and did no winning. Come the end of November things were looking pretty bleak indeed, with a win over Fulham the only real highlight. Now, however, we seem to have turned a corner: beating Reading and Southampton convincingly, then crowning it all with the Boxing Day victory over Man City (a 1-0 victory over them at the SoL now comes as standard). So, going back to the opening sentence, it has been awful, wonderful, and thus, ultimately, average.
Anyone at Sunderland need to make any New Year's resolutions?
Lee Cattermole to stop getting injured/suspended, as when he's on the pitch he's a bloody big player for us; Danny Rose to 'resolve' to tell Spurs he wants to stay on Wearside permanently; James McClean to practice kicking a ball with his right foot; and Wes Brown to just kick a ball, full stop.
One hope for 2013?
To take our recent form and sustain it over a period of time, pushing for the top 10 and stopping the horrendous winless runs that seem to blight every season. To sign a creative central midfielder would be nice too. That all counts as one, right?
Best way to beat Sunderland?
Win the midfield battle - admittedly not too difficult at the moment - and get at our defenders with pace.
Who makes you tick?
Stephane Sessegnon and Adam Johnson. They're easily our most creative players, the two most likely to make something happen, and you'll find most of our dangerous attacks going through one, if not both of them.
Which three Liverpool players do you rate the most?
Luis Suarez, obviously. On top form he's a joy to watch. He's upped his game this season, adding goals on a regular basis, and is easily the biggest threat you carry. I'll also say two defenders: Daniel Agger, for me one of the best and most consistent in the league, and Glen Johnson - who has finally started putting an end to any talk of being a right winger in disguise with some excellent defensive work.
Song we're likely to hear?
A particular favourite this season has been 'He's our 'keeper...' about Simon Mignolet, to the tune of A Lion Sleeps Tonight. It's something different, brilliantly original and you're likely to hear it as we've needed him to come to our rescue so many times this season.