Sep 29, 2013 at 4pm UK at ​Stadium of Light
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Giaccherini (59'), Colback (80')
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Sturridge (28'), Suarez (36', 87')
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Kevin Ball pleased with Sunderland's second-half reaction

Sunderland caretaker manager Kevin Ball prior to kick-off in his team's League Cup match against Peterborough on September 24, 2013
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Sunderland caretaker-manager Kevin Ball says that he is pleased with the reaction of his side in the second half of their Premier League match against Liverpool.

Sunderland caretaker-manager Kevin Ball has said that he was pleased with the second-half performance of his players against Liverpool, despite losing 3-1 at home in the Premier League.

Emanuele Giaccherini grabbed a goal back after the break to make the score 2-1, but Luis Suarez scored his second of the game in the 89th minute to seal a Liverpool win.

"We are disappointed with the result, but in the second half it was a fantastic reaction to going 2-0 down," Ball told BBC Sport.

"I didn't think 3-1 was a fair reflection of the game. If you look at today as a whole, I think we put in a good performance."

The result lifts Liverpool up to second in the table and leaves Sunderland stranded at the foot of the Premier League.

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