Scoreline not fair reflection - Ball

Caretaker manager Kevin Ball says Sunderland put in a "decent performance" despite their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool, adding that the scoreline was not a "fair" reflection of the game.

Emanuele Giaccherini scored a consolation for the Black Cats, who were undone by two Luis Suarez goals on his return for Liverpool, and a first-half strike from Daniel Sturridge.

The defeat was Sunderland's fifth of the campaign and, as the only top-flight club without a league win, they remain bottom of the table.