danny rose

Rose happy with point

by Stuart Vose

Debutant reflects on Black Cats bow.

Danny Rose is pleased to have his Sunderland debut “out of the way” after making his Black Cats bow in the 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

The England under-21 left-back started the game and completed 72 minutes in his first domestic appearance of the season.

Rose looked as if he might be on course for a debut victory with Steven Fletcher opened the scoring, but Luis Suarez’s second-half equaliser earned the visitors a share of the spoils.

“I think we did well to get a draw and I’m happy to get my debut out of the way,” the on-loan Spurs man said afterwards.

“I felt I was at fault for the goal but overall I was happy with my performance and with us getting a point.

“When the ball came in it had to fall to someone and unluckily for us it fell to Suarez, who put it in.

“But  we’re still happy we’re unbeaten this season and we’re looking forward to West Ham on Saturday now.”

Rose’s match-up against new England call-up Raheem Sterling was one of the game’s most interesting sub-plots as the pair enjoyed a titanic battle.

“Sterling is a very good player, and when anyone gets a senior England call-up at his age it shows,” Rose said of his opponent.

“I thought we had a good battle, but at this level you only need to get beaten once. I was disappointed [with the goal] but it was one of those days.”