Brendan Rodgers is keen to focus on the future and avoid comparisons with the teams of Liverpool's past as they head to Manchester United looking to maintain a title challenge.
Jose Mourinho was sent off and Chelsea ended the match with nine players as Fabian Delph struck a late winner to dent the leaders' title hopes at Aston Villa.
Norwich fans focused their ire on manager Chris Hughton as they fell to a fifth successive away defeat, despite staging an improbable late comeback at Southampton.
Fulham's bid for Premier League survival received a timely boost with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle, whose banned manager Alan Pardew watched on helplessly from a west London hotel.
Seamus Coleman sliced an injury-time winner as Everton condemned relegation-threatened Cardiff to a heart-breaking 2-1 defeat at Goodison Park.
West Brom pushed themselves clear of the relegation zone by coming from behind to steal a 2-1 win at Swansea City.
Fabio Borini was denied a priceless winner by the crossbar as Sunderland were held to a costly draw by fellow strugglers Crystal Palace.