Sunderland held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw in a dreary Premier League season opener at Anfield.
Liverpool took the lead through a Luis Suarez header on 12 minutes, with the Uruguayan striker also missing an early penalty.
But the home side faded badly in the second half, with debutant Sebastian Larsson equalising for the Black Cats with an acrobatic volley and the match petering out into a bore draw.
It was hardly the ideal start to a campaign laden with expectation after an outlay of around £55 million over the summer, with debutants Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson starting well but going missing in the second half, although Stewart Downing and Jose Enrique impressed.
Suarez Penalty Miss
szólj hozzá: Liverpool v Sunderland, Pen
szólj hozzá: Liverpool v Sunderland, 1-0
szólj hozzá: Liverpool v Sunderland, 1-1