6 Nov 2012

Liverpool draw again

1:31 pm on 6 November 2012

Liverpool failed to mark captain Steven Gerrard's 600th appearance for the English football club with a win when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Newcastle United at Anfield which left them mired in mid-table.

Liverpool needed a well-taken 67th minute equaliser from Uruguay forward Luis Suarez to save a point after Newcastle took a first-half lead through Yohan Cabaye's stunning strike.

Earlier, Queens Park Rangers and Reading drew 1-1 at Loftus Road, leaving the two sides still looking for their first League wins of the season and both in the relegation zone.

Gerrard was presented with a statue of Liverpool's city emblem, the liver bird, by former skipper Gary McAllister before the match when manager Brendan Rodgers compared him to Superman although not even his astonishing powers could bring victory.

Newcastle were reduced to 10 men when captain Fabricio Coloccini was sent off for a careless lunge at Suarez in the closing stages. The result left Newcastle in 10th place and Liverpool in 12th.