Two players in particular have been made scapegoats for Liverpool's poor return on their past three contests.
Against Arsenal, Pepe Reina took the blame. With a 2-1 lead, the Spaniard conceded to Theo Walcott from a poor angle.
Reina's woes intensified at Eastlands. With the Reds once again up 2-1, Reina inexplicably went far off his line in an attempt to stave off a Sergio Aguero run. Once again, Liverpool conceded an unnecessary two points.
Yesterday, it was Daniel Agger's turn to take the fall. With the game even at 0-0, Agger failed to properly defend a corner. He then gave Romelu Lukaku the deciding goal with little resistance.