To be fair to the team, i think Liverpool played relatively well esp in 1st 20mins and last 20mins. However, Gerrard and Torres were quite disappointing. Reira is his usual untrustworthy self. Going against Ivanovic, he shd have gone pass him and send in some useful crosses. I half expected Glen Johnson's impact for this game to be neutralised by Ashley Cole. Likewise, Ashley Cole is relatively quiet throughout the game.
As with games against Chelsea, the match is like a chess match. I think Lucas and Mascherano controlled the midfield better as Liverpool actually has quite a lot of possession but just no creative thrust, which again can be attributed to Gerrard's no show and Alonso's departure. The decision to start Reira instead of Benayoun also contribute to this problem.
Our defence also hold up quite well except for the 2 goals. I would say Chelsea was clinical in terms of finish while liverpool misses. I can think of 2 clear chance for Torres, a potential penalty for foul on Syktel and a late miss by Benayoun.
I think we shd not panick... The last thing we shd do is like what John Burridge suggest and appoint Kevin "we score more than you" Keegan as manager....