Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea: 5 Underperformers for Brendan Rodgers' Reds

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Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea: 5 Underperformers for Brendan Rodgers' Reds
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Liverpool's underperforming stars will have to react positively in order to keep themselves in the Premier League title race.

Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea, Anfield; 27th April, 2014

A tactical shut-out from Jose Mourinho's Blues was more than enough to secure the three points in a disastrous encounter for Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side, both goals stemming from well-drilled defensive displays and well-taken chances.

The plaudits will go to Mourinho in the aftermath—the way in which he structured his side to diligently contend with Liverpool's oft-overwhelming attacking outfit is characteristic an experienced tactical remit.

Unfortunately for Rodgers, a large proportion of his starting line-up underperformed at this very crucial stage—while the Reds still hold the majority of the cards in this title race, this result will no doubt affect their confidence eminently.

Here are the five biggest underperformers for Brendan Rodgers' side this afternoon.

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