Black Cats Put Late Curse on the 'Pool

Published on 07-Feb-2016 by srijan213
Soccer / Soccer Daily Update

Leaving it late.

The Red Army seemed to be in the victory road until that road took a wrong turn.

Jürgen Klopp’s crew had two points snatched from their grasp, as Sunderland posted an 89th-minute equalizer to salvage a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool's frustration was trumped by the Black Cats' jubilation, as any points are precious at this stage for teams battling the drop and the loss of Premiership millions in revenues that accompany it.

Premiership drop zone

It wasn't that long ago when Liverpool was the side winning it late, but the tables were turned it this one.

The Reds' usual suspect, Roberto Firmino, got the party started.

Whatever Brazilians do, they do it with style.

Firmino changed into his assist boots for the Reds' second, as Adam Lallana got the easiest goal of his career.

Simon Mignolet is out of form, though, and that cost the 'Pool dearly on this day:

Adam Johnson does have a that sniper quality, though.

Finally, rekindling his glory days, Jermain Defoe came to the Black Cats' rescue just before closing time:

A heartbreak for Liverpool, and a lifeline for Sunderland.

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