Liverpool’s first match of the 2011/12 Premier League got off to a decent start.
With the debuts of Charlie Adam, Jordan Hendersen, Stewart Downing and José Enrique all starting together for the first time in a Premier game, there was bound to be some rustiness and lethargy amongst Kenny Daglish’s team.
Liverpool opened the game with some great passing and movement and it resulted in an early penalty for Luis Suarez which he missed.
Suarez atoned for his error by glancing in a Charlie Adam free-kick on 13 mins and the Reds looked set for a rout.
Andy Carroll was very harshly judged to have commited a foul when he scored a perfectly good goal on half an hour .
I loved the way the Liverpool team set about Sunderland in the 1st half, keeping the ball, setting up chances and taking shots on goal,
it bodes well for the coming season.
The ex-Man Utd player Steve Bruce obviously had a go at his Sunderland team at half-time and it worked as they nullified every Liverpool attack in the second-half, they were like men possessed in the and it was no suprise when they equalised though Larsson on 57 mins due to poor marking all around, notably young John Flanagan.
It wasn’t entirely his fault as the cross should never have come in, in the first place.
So we open our new Campaign ending in a draw, but I am very optimistic for the season ahead