Rafa Benitez and his Liverpool side blew any remaining hopes they had of landing fourth-place after a resolute Fulham side, which for most part of the game defended their penalty area, took two more points off the reds.
In my opinion, Liverpool did not throw away their fourth-place dream yesterday, they achieved that accomplishment some time ago when they failed to break down sides such as Stoke, Wolves and Blackburn, all games which will define our season – a lack of a cutting edge in front of goal.
One of the few positives yesterday was the impressive contribution of Alberto Aquilani who was outstanding for the most part before his withdrawal in the second-period. The midfielder has had a dreadful season which has been plagued by viruses and injuries but yesterday he looked as though he was beginning to find some form and a new lease of life.
It came as a huge surprise to me that Torres did not play yesterday. Despite Rafa insisting after the game that the striker could not possibly play because of a knee problem, was it worth taking a risk with Torres and assessing how his injury was after the match? I think the scenario Liverpool find themselves in, caution is certainly not the best option and the Spaniard should have at least taken his place on the bench.
Finally, what of young Frenchman David Ngog? The striker has created a large number of decent chances over the past two league games in which he has featured but has failed to make them count. Is he a worthy and suitable back-up to Torres?
Please leave your views on the 0-0 draw with Fulham and tell us where you think it all went wrong over yesterday’s 90 minutes.