An unfortunate defeat at Craven Cottage, 1-0 at the hands of Martin Jol’s Fulham.
It was a very open game with lots of shots on goal by either team as both Pepe Reina and Mark Schwarzer were kept busy throughout the match.
The turning point in the game was the sending off of Jay Spearing for a crude tackle which was deserving of a yellow card but the ref saw red and sent young Spearing off.
At home, Fulham became more dangerous and a Danny Murphy shot was parried into the path of Clint Dempsey by Reina and the Fulham man duly scored from close range.
A disappointing result away from home sees Liverpool fall further behind in the chase for fourth place.