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Liverpool held to 2-2 draw

Swansea’s mid- fielder Jonjo Shelvey and team- mates celebrate their goal.

Swansea’s mid- fielder Jonjo Shelvey and team- mates celebrate their goal.

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey had a hand in all four goals as his old club Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League with an exciting 2-2 draw today.

The hosts led after 87 seconds when Shelvey curled into the bottom corner. But his slack backpass allowed in-form Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to fire in less than two minutes later.

Reds debutant Victor Moses steered in after another mistake from Shelvey, who then headed the ball on for Michu to equalise and end the Reds’ 100 per cent start.

The Spaniard’s first Premier League goal of the new season provided the final twist in an entertaining game at the Liberty Stadium.

Liverpool might have dropped their first points this season, but the draw still allowed them to leapfrog Arsenal and Tottenham to the top of the Premier League.

Swansea are 13th after taking four points from their opening four matches. It was certainly an evening to remember for England Under-21 international Shelvey, who left Anfield for the south Wales club in the summer.

The £5m signing put the Swans ahead when he left new Reds defender Mamadou Sakho flat-footed to calmly stroke a left-foot effort past goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool had not previously conceded in the Premier League and they were gifted a way back into the game little over 100 seconds later by Shelvey.

His careless pass back towards goalkeeper Michel Vorm was seized upon by Sturridge, who netted his fourth top-flight goal of the season with a clinical finish.

Daniel Sturridge is the first player to score in each of Liverpool’s first four games of a Premier League season. (BBC)

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