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by Chris Workman for The News Portal at 4:22pm on 26th of September 2010

Liverpool welcomed Sunderland to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon. Both the players and their manager, Roy Hodgson, were under huge pressure to get it right after the abysmal Carling Cup defeat to Northampton Town on Wednesday night.

It took only five minutes for controversy to arrive, as Fernando Torres pounced on confusion over a Sunderland free-kick to allow Dirk Kuyt to open the scoring for Liverpool. However, twenty minutes later, the visitors won a penalty that Darren Bent was able to convert to equalise.

Bent then headed a second after half-time to put his side ahead, but Steven Gerrard replied for the hosts. Daniel Agger missed a great chance to steal the win for Liverpool at the death, so the match finished 2 – 2.

The season has started very poorly for Hodgson and his men, and performances like this will do little to appease the fans.

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Hodgson stands by Torres
Loughborough Echo - 8:45am Monday 29th of November 2010
Roy Hodgson insists Fernando Torres' crisis of confidence has not returned after the striker's killer instinct appeared to desert him in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham. ...
Hodgson stands by Torres
Mirror - 8:40am Monday 29th of November 2010
Roy Hodgson insists Fernando Torres' crisis of confidence has not returned after the striker's killer instinct appeared to desert him in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham. ...
Liverpool manager denies Fernando Torres is suffering a crisis of confidence after the striker struggled against Spurs. ...
Hodgson stands by Torres
Belfast Telegraph - 8:02am Monday 29th of November 2010
Roy Hodgson insists Fernando Torres' crisis of confidence has not returned after the striker's killer instinct appeared to desert him in Liverpool's 2-1 defeat at Tottenham. ...
Hodgson hails stalwart Carragher
Mirror - 8:40am Saturday 27th of November 2010
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has lavished praise on veteran defender Jamie Carragher as he prepares to lead the side out on Sunday for his 450th Premier League match. ...
Hodgson hails stalwart Carragher
Belfast Telegraph - 8:22am Saturday 27th of November 2010
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has lavished praise on veteran defender Jamie Carragher as he prepares to lead the side out on Sunday for his 450th Premier League match. ...
Hodgson unconcerned by mentality
Belfast Telegraph - 10:32am Friday 26th of November 2010
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has no worries over his squad's mentality as they go in search of only their second Barclays Premier League away win of the season this weekend at Tottenham. ...
Gerrard plots speedy return
Belfast Telegraph - 1:22pm Wednesday 24th of November 2010
Steven Gerrard is embracing his rehabilitation process from a hamstring injury with great determination, according to Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson. ...
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