O’Shea out of Sunderland’s Liverpool trip

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SUNDERLAND have ruled John O’Shea out of Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Liverpool.

The Irishman sustained a hamstring problem in today’s defeat to Spurs.

Matt Kilgallon and Titus Bramble will battle to join Carlos Cuellar in central defence at Anfield, with Danny Rose able to return at left-back after being ineligible against parent club Spurs.

Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is expected to be fine for the trip to Anfield despite struggling at times against Tottenham.