Liverpool currently find themselves in eight place with 34 points in 24 games.
Can starts in Liverpool’s three-man midfield alongside Joe Allen and club captain Jordan Henderson.
The 22-year-old has cemented his place in the Red’s midfield since the appointment of Jurgen Klopp.
The Reds will be looking to bounce back from their mid-week defeat at the hands of league leaders Leicester City.
Can played 75 minutes during Liverpool’s defeat to the Foxes before being taken off for Joe Allen.
Liverpool can move up to seventh place with a victory against Sunderland however, could slip down to 12th place if they suffer a defeat at home.
Liverpool confirmed starting lineup: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Henderson, Can, Allen, Lallana, Milner, Firmino.
Subs: Ward, Toure, Benteke, Sturridge, Lucas, Ibe, Flanagan.
Sunderland confirmed starting lineup: Mannone, Jones, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Kone, Kirchhoff, Cattermole, M’Vila, Khazri, Watmore Defoe.
Subs: Pickford, Brown, Rodwell, N’Doye, Johnson, Toivonen, Yedlin.