The Reds came so close to winning the title last season and had to make do with Champions League football, yet are struggling to get out of their group and with manager Brendan Rodgers making the decision to rest five of his first team against Real Madrid, the Chelsea clash became even more vital.
Had Liverpool managed to become the first team to beat Chelsea this season and close that gap at the top, Rodgers would have been hailed a hero. However, football is a game of fine margins and a loss now looks even worse.
With that in mind, we have come up with five things we noticed from Liverpool during their defeat at Anfield.
Click on misfiring Mario to unveil the five talking points we have noted from Liverpool’s latest loss.
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