Brendan Rodgers was denied a first Premier League win as Liverpool manager thanks to two defensive howlers which allowed Manchester City to earn a 2-2 draw at Anfield.
Martin Skrtel nodded the Reds into a deserved lead in the first-half with a thumping header from a Steven Gerrard corner after Carlos Tévez had earlier hit the post for City.
Although Roberto Mancini's side struggled with Rodgers' Reds' pressing, they were gifted an equaliser when Pepe Reina failed to claim a cross and the ball fell into the grateful path of Yaya Touré, who struck in the 63rd minute.
Martin Skrtel nods the Reds ahead...
And celebrates the first league goal of Brendan Rodgers' reign
Fabio Borini goes close
Sebastian Coatés and Mario Balotelli challenge for the ball
Roberto Mancini and Brendan Rodgers offer their charges some advice
Balotelli endured a fruitless afternoon
Yaya Touré equalises
Luis Suárez hits a brilliant equaliser for 2-1
Tévez punishes Skrtel for his short backpass
Luis Suárez then struck an excellent free-kick round the champions' wall 180 seconds later to regain Liverpool's lead, although the awarding of the set-piece by referee Andre Marriner was highly debatable.
But Skrtel calamitously threw away Liverpool's lead again with a short backpass to Reina and was intercepted by Tévez, who coolly rounded the Spaniard to equalise and score his third career goal at the Kop End.
Liverpool have now registered their first point of the campaign while City's winless run at Anfield will stretch beyond 10 years. Mancini meanwhile has still not won a match on Merseyside as the Blues' manager.