TheHardTackle's Guest Author Uanhoro James walks through the squads of the Northern teams in the English Premier League - Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool. In Part 1 of his piece, he studies the defending champions.

Liverpool travel to the Stadium of Light hoping to secure a win that would take them closer to the top 4. Sunderland are in desperate need for form. Who would win? THT presents the match preview and other facts.