Rose says the Black Cats will have to have their wits about them against a talented Liverpool outfit.
“There's quality all the way through their squad,” he told safc.com.
“Luis Suarez is on fire while Raheem Sterling has had a great start to the season. They have some great players and play great football.
“I'm looking forward to going up against Sterling again too because he was a handful when I played against him earlier in the season.”