LIVERPOOL -- Liverpool assistant coach Pepijn Lijnders denied his team were affected by the fans' walkout after they wasted a two-goal lead and drew 2-2 with Sunderland at Anfield.
With Liverpool leading 2-0, fans carried out their threatened 77th-minute exit in protest at next season's rise in ticket prices, and the visitors went on to score after 82 minutes through an Adam Johnson free kick and Jermain Defoe's finish in the 89th minute.
That ensured Sunderland left Anfield with a point that had...
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has undergone an operation to remove his appendix.
The German was taken ill on Friday night and club doctor Andy Massey diagnosed appendix problems on Saturday, after which he was driven to hospital and had surgery about 1:30 p.m.
Klopp was informed of his side's result -- a 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland having squandered a two-goal lead with nine minutes remaining -- after his operation at Aintree Hospital.
First-team duties were undertaken by the remaining members...
It was another miserable day for Liverpool at Anfield as they threw away a two-goal lead in the closing stages to draw 2-2 against relegation-threatened Sunderland.
Jurgen Klopp was absent after having surgery on his appendix, and thousands of fans walked out after 77 minutes in protest at rising ticket prices with their team 2-0 up and cruising, courtesy of goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana.
By the time those supporters had reached their cars, the Reds had been pegged back to 2-2 as Sunderland...