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Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-2 draw.

Liverpool returned to the top of Premier League last night after a 2-2 draw with Swansea, which brings the Reds’ 100% record to an end.

Daniel Sturridge became the first Liverpool player since John Aldridge in 1987 to score in the first four league games of the season, whilst Victor Moses scored on his debut for the club in a bizarre game which saw former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey involved in all of the goals.

Mamadou Sakho was also handed his Liverpool debut replacing Daniel Agger. Manager Brendan Rodgers revealed the vice-captain had a freak accident in the gym resulting in him missing last night’s clash at the Liberty Stadium.

The Liverpool boss said ‘He was trying to prevent a dumbbell from falling on his shin, and he’s just over-stretched his side.

‘We’re waiting to see if that settles down, if it doesn’t we have ample replacements.’

Other injury news involves Phillipe Coutinho who will have a scan on a shoulder injury after he was replaced during the second half by Iago Aspas.

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is delighted that the Reds have returned to the top of the table saying that ‘a point away at Swansea is always a good point.’

‘Of course we’re disappointed not to get all three points but it’s not a bad result for us.

‘We’ll take a point, move on and focus on winning our next game against Southampton at Anfield on Saturday. It’s a good feeling to look at the table.’

The thoughts of Mignolet were echoed by Daniel Sturridge who told Sky Sports afterwards: ‘I think in the end we are a little bit disappointed because we were winning the game.

‘And when you’re in control of the game and then you concede a goal, it’s a disappointment.

‘But I think we showed character not to lose the game and we almost won it at the end as well.’

Away from last night’s action at Swansea, there is a bit of transfer news that Liverpool and Arsenal will bid for Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos, with Arsenal prepared to meet the asking £11m asking price demanded by the club, according to the Daily Express.

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