LIVERPOOL Reserves action returns to Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium tonight, Thursday.

Gary Ablett's men entertain leaders Sunderland at 7pm with the aim of achieving a much-needed win.

Liverpool are currently bottom of Barclays Premier Reserve League (North), two points behind Middlesbrough after their 3-0 defeat of Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night.

The Reds, with only three further games to come this season, are in danger of falling from champions to wooden spoonists in the space of 12 months.

Liverpool, with three wins and six draws from their 15 games so far, have not secured a league victory since their 2-0 success against Middlesbrough at The Halliwell Jones Stadium on January 20.

In their last home game, on March 12, they drew 2-2 with Manchester United and have achieved another 2-2 at Wigan Athletic since then.

Hopefully the Reds will have gained some winning confidence from their last appearance, a 3-0 extra-time victory at Southport in the semi finals of the Liverpool Senior Cup on March 24.

The Reds, who will meet Waterloo Dock in the Liverpool Senior Cup Final, have their eyes firmly on tonight's league game, though.

And they have the chance to gain some revenge for their loss at Sunderland last September.

Nabil El Zhar's quality individual goal that night cancelled out Michael Chpra's opener but substitute Nathan Luscombe sealed the Black Cats' win and sunk Liverpool to their first defeat in just under 12 months.

* Check back later today for tonight's team news.