LIVERPOOL Reserves began the 2011-12 Barclays Premier Reserve League campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Swansea City.
The Reds took early lead through Conor Coady at Parc-Y-Scarlets in Llanelli. But Scotland international Craig Beattie drew the hosts level on 31 minutes before Liverpool had Emmanuel Mendy sent off shortly after for bringing the striker down inside the box.
David Cotterill scored from the spot for the winner.
LIVERPOOL RESERVES: Belford, Rafferty, McGiveron, Sama, Mendy, Coady, Sterling, Suso, Eccleston (Ngoo), Adjorjan (Roberts), Silva (Amoo). Subs: Stephens, Hajdu.