Liverpool and Swansea shared the spoils on Sunday in a Barclays Premier League encounter at the Liberty Stadium with a 0-0 scoreline that did little to add waves to either team's future ambitions or prospects.
Why did Brendan Rodgers not go for a more ambitious approach? It can be because he did not want to lose at the home of his former employers and disrupt a momentum, which with all due respect is being built slowly.
It can also be that he was aware of his side's failings just a few weeks ago when they conceded three goals at home to a Swansea side that picked them at will on the counter. The latter, in my opinion, is a more concrete reason.
As a Liverpool fan you expect your side to beat Swansea, but at the moment Rodgers is trying to build a morale—a stubbornness to not lose—before he pushes for the final touches that will enable him to aim for a victory in every game. The first stage of those touches will be there to see during January as reinforcements are sought.
As far as the game itself went, Liverpool could and should have easily won it. It would not have mattered it was an ugly 1-0. The players did not have an extraordinary game, and here I will try to be as judicious as possible while rating them.
So let us get on with rating the performance of the Liverpool players for the Reds' latest League game.