Posted April 13, 2013 on AP on Fox
Reading ended its club record eight-game losing run with a 0-0 draw against Liverpool in the English Premier League on Saturday that did little to ease its relegation fears. The hosts were indebted to goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who was playing his first match in more than five months and produced a string of stunning saves to almost certainly ensure Liverpool fails to qualify for the Champions League for a fourth straight season. Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge couldn't beat McCarthy. Reading stays last in the standings, equal on points with Queens Park Rangers but with an inferior goal difference. Liverpool is unlikely to even qualify for the Europa League, sitting eight points behind fifth-place Tottenham in the only guaranteed berth but having played a match more.
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