(Luis Suarez 25,45, Raheem Sterling 42)
CARDIFF CITY 1
(Jordan Mutch 58)
As if Malky Mackay didn't have enough on his plate with Vincent Tan, he had to run into Luis Suarez as well.
The war between Cardiff's manager and owner is so advanced that even a win at Anfield wouldn't have saved him.
This defeat, brought on by an abject first half that a much improved second couldn't salvage, will serve as the perfect excuse for the execution.
Man-of-the-Match Suarez served as the axeman.
Over at the headquarters of the Oxford English Dictionary, a crack team of researchers is working night and day to find new words to describe Suarez's form.
The statistics are terrifying. He now has 19 Premier League goals to his name, a fine haul for a complete campaign, let alone for one that only began at the end of September and hasn't yet reached Christmas.