“Avoidable mistakes,” “So frustrating” – Fans react to Liverpool’s 2-2 draw at Sunderland

2 January 2017

Liverpool were held to a frustrating 2-2 draw against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Monday afternoon, meaning a point gained but two points dropped in the title race.


Jurgen Klopp made just one change to the starting line-up, despite this game arriving less than 48 hours after the Man City win. The change saw Daniel Sturridge come in for injured Jordan Henderson.

Sturridge opened the scoring after 19 minutes following several shots on goal from Liverpool and it seemed like the game would be over in the first half.

However, some sloppy defending proved costly when Ragnar Klavan gave away a penalty and Jermaine Defoe scored. The striker should have netted again just seconds later too but Simon Mignolet made a good save.

Both sides have several opportunities to take the lead but Sadio Mane eventually poked home.

Liverpool hoped to cling on but they gave away a second penalty in the dying minutes and Defoe ensured the hosts took a point away from the game.

Here are the best reactions from social media throughout the game.

Fans were excited to see Sturridge start and he delivered by scoring the opener…

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Monday, January 2, 2017: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge scores the first goal against Sunderland during the FA Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

It all went horribly wrong when Ragnar Klavan gave away a penalty and Jermain Defoe scored…

 

Emre Can’s performance wasn’t earning much praise…

https://twitter.com/HenryJackson87/status/815944070895980544

 

Fans thought Mane had saved the day with the winning goal…

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - Monday, January 2, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the second goal against Sunderland during the FA Premier League match at the Stadium of Light. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

 

But he then gave away a penalty and Sunderland equalised.

https://twitter.com/thenormalone16/status/815961979345076225

 

Here are all the reactions after the full-time whistle as it finished 2-2…

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