Sunderland draw leaves Liverpool's Rodgers without win
SUNDERLAND, England (AFP) - Brendan Rodgers was left searching for his first win as Liverpool manager after a 1-1 draw away to Sunderland on Saturday capped an emotional week for the club.
On an afternoon when the Anfield club's supporters spent much of the game singing songs in support of the 96 fans that lost their lives in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, Liverpool's poor start to the campaign almost got worse.
After 12m pounds (S$24m) man Steven Fletcher had put Sunderland ahead in the 29th minute with his third goal in two Premier League appearances for the club, the Reds looked incapable of converting one of their many chances.
But with 19 minutes remaining, Liverpool's luck finally changed when striker Luis Suarez was on hand to power the loose ball over the line after his initial shot had been blocked.