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Swansea City 0 - 0 Liverpool

Liverpool's Luis Suarez (right) rues a missed chance on goal Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Swansea City and Liverpool cancelled each other out in the lunchtime kick-off in the Premier League.

All the focus was on Brendan Rodgers and Joe Allen who returned to Swansea for the first time since their departure to the Reds in the summer.

Both were given a warm welcome by the Swans faithful and Ashley Williams and Luis Suarez shook hands despite Williams comments made in his book this week.

Swansea started brightly and had the first real effort on goal. Hernandez, who would be a thorn in Liverpool side all afternoon, saw a curled right foot shot slip wide past the post.

Glen Johnson then had two great chances from corners, although the Liverpool right back was unable to find the target when unmarked.

Raheem Sterling nearly opened the scoring after a clearance from a corner found the England teenager with time on the edge of the area, although his powerful drive crashed onto the bar.

Liverpool where beginning to control the midfield battle and continued to press Swansea City into making mistakes.

And the Reds thought they'd made the break through when Jose Enrique slid in from a low cross, although the midfielder was adjudged to be in an offside position.

The sides went into the break even and Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup brought on Ki Sung-Yueng in place of Itay Shechter to try and find a foothold in the game.

That change nearly brought a goal as Ki's corner found Ashley Williams unmarked, but the Welsh captains goal bound header was cleared off the line.

Luis Suarez cut a lone figure upfront and was being easily marshaled by Williams and Chico Flores, although the Uruguayan could only fire straight at Gerhard Tremmel in the City goal after he had worked space between Ben Davies and Williams inside the Swansea area.

As time wore on both side seemed happy to settle for a point. Rodgers brought on Joe Cole and Jonjo Shelvey, while Laudrup threw on Dyer to try and steal all three points.

Michu had a header saved by Pepe Reina, while Enrique forced a smart save from Tremmel low to his right after a forceful shot from outside the area.

Although neither side could find a winner and both managers will be happy with a hard earned point.

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