27 Aug 2012

Defensive errors cost Liverpool victory

9:55 am on 27 August 2012

Two defensive howlers cost Liverpool all three points as they drew 2-2 with English Premier League football champions Manchester City at Anfield on Monday morning.

The Merseysiders twice went ahead through Martin Skrtel and Luis Suarez on manager Brendan Rodgers' home debut, but failed to hold the lead on both occasions with costly errors at the back gifting Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez goals.

It means Rodgers' wait for a first Liverpool victory will wait another week after his side lost 3-0 to West Bromwich Albion last weekend.

In the early match, Arsenal and Stoke City played out a 0-0 draw at the Britannia Stadium, leaving Arsenal still searching for their first goal of the season after they were held to a scoreless draw by Sunderland last weekend.