Liverpool’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 45’, Sotirios Kyrgiakos 65’
BLA - Gary Taylor-Fletcher 66’
Pepe Reina (gk), Sotirios Kyrgiakos, Martin Skrtel, Jamie Carragher, Glen Johnson, Christian Poulsen (Jovanovic 60’), Steven Gerrard, Joe Cole (Rodriguez 89’), Raul Meireles, Fernando Torres (Ngog 10’), Dirk Kuyt
Matthew Gilks (gk), Ian Evatt, Craig Cathcart (Keinan 21’), Stephen Crainey, Neil Eardley (Phillips 45’), Charlie Adam, David Vaughan, Eliot Grandin (Southern 64’), Luke Varney, DJ Campbell, Gary Taylor-Fletcher
Subs - Mark Halstead (gk), Marlon Harewood, Brett Ormerod, Keith Southern (64’), Ludovic Sylvestre, Matt Phillips (45’), Dekel Keinan (21’)