Liverpoolâ€™s season has gone from bad to worse after they were beaten 2-1 by Blackpool on Sunday.
The Reds remained in the drop zone as the Seasiders jumped to ninth thanks to a 29th minute Charlie Adam penalty and a late first-half goal from Luke Varney.
The two-goal lead was cut back by Greek defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos who headed home a Steven Gerrard free-kick eight minutes after the break but it was not enough for Roy Hodgson and his men who cannot take a trick in their dismal start to the new campaign with a 10th minute groin injury to striker Fernando Torres compounding the misery.
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool
Referee: Michael Jones
Yellow cards: LIV - Pepe Reina 45â€™, Sotirios Kyrgiakos 65â€™
BLA - Gary Taylor-Fletcher 66â€™
Pepe Reina (gk), Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Martin Skrtel, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Christian Poulsen (Jovanovic 60â€™), Steven Gerrard, Joe Cole (Rodriguez 89â€™), Raul Meireles, Fernando Torres (Ngog 10â€™), Dirk Kuyt
Matthew Gilks (gk), Ian Evatt, Craig Cathcart (Keinan 21â€™), Stephen Crainey, Neil Eardley (Phillips 45â€™), Charlie Adam, David Vaughan, Eliot Grandin (Southern 64â€™), Luke Varney, DJ Campbell, Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Subs - Mark Halstead (gk), Marlon Harewood, Brett Ormerod, Keith Southern (64â€™), Ludovic Sylvestre, Matt Phillips (45â€™), Dekel Keinan (21â€™)