Liverpool hard-fought victory over Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday night saw Brendan Rodgers’ side win a seventh straight league game for the first time since 2006. Liverpool moved to within just a point of Premier League leaders Chelsea on Thursday night after holding out for a 2-1 win over Gus Poyet’s Sunderland, who remain in the relegation zone following their 16th defeat of the season. The win was the Merseysiders’ seventh on the trot in the Premier League, following victories over Arsenal, Fulham, Swansea, Southampton, Manchester United and Cardiff City. The last time Liverpool had experienced such form was 2006, when Rafael Benitez’s side won nine straight league games towards the end of the season. Liverpool must beat Tottenham and West Ham in their next two games if they are to match that record and, if they are to surpass it, will have to defeat Manchester City at Anfield on April 13. Watch Arsenal v Man City Saturday or Liverpool v TottenhamHotspur Sunday. 24 hour Sky Sport Day pass for only 9.99. No contract.