‘Pool, City play to exciting draw
Manchester City's Aleksandar Kolarov (right) and Liverpool's Martin Kelly battle for the ball
The Reds will feel they should have claimed all three points, having twice led the champions only to give away sloppy goals that allowed their opponents back into the match.
City dominated the opening quarter of the game and hit the woodwork through Carlos Tevez in the 19th minute. However, the Reds gradually got their passing game going and grew into the match.
On 34 minutes they were rewarded for their hard work when defender Martin Skrtel opened the scoring with a thunderous header from Steven Gerrard’s corner kick delivery.
The Reds looked to be on top, but the visitors levelled the game at 1-1 on 63 minutes when Yaya Toure turned home from close range after Liverpool’s defence had failed to clear a right-wing cross.
Yet parity lasted just three minutes, with Suarez capping a fine individual performance with a superb goal direct from a free kick, bending the ball around the wall to beat goalkeeper Joe Hart low to his left.
Skrtel turned from hero to villain 10 minutes before the end of regulation time when his poorly-placed back-pass allowed Carlos Tevez to round Pepe Reina before steering home a low shot for 2-2.