Picture gallery special: More than 45,000 Sunderland fans watch the Liverpool defeat

MORE than 45,000 supporters flocked to the Stadium of Light to watch Sunderland beaten 1-0 by Liverpool.

Lazar Markovic’s ninth minute strike sealed victory for Brendan Rodgers’ side as Sunderland produced a woeful display on home soil.

Liverpool's Fabio Borini and Sunderland's John O'Shea battle for the ball

Liverpool's Fabio Borini and Sunderland's John O'Shea battle for the ball

Photographer Frank Reid was there to capture these images of Sunderland supporters watching the action unfold.