Another game against mediocre opposition, another mediocre performance from Liverpool. The Blackburn fans might keep their "Kean Out" chants down for a bit, thanks to their team's 1-1 draw at Anfield on Boxing Day. Blackburn are still attached to the bottom of the table, but Kean and the fans have to be happy with the result that their team produced on Monday.
Liverpool started both Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez up top, despite compounding evidence that it doesn't work very well at all. They worked together like they work together every time they play together, which is to say, not at all. Carroll was poor on the afternoon and didn't look like a player who fit into Liverpool's team at all.
At the end of a very uneventful first half, Blackburn took the lead on a corner kick. What looked like a great near-post header on first glance was actually a rather embarrassing own goal scored by Charlie Adam, who flicked a cross that wasn't terribly dangerous looking into his own net at the near post.
Maxi Rodriguez provided his team with an equalizer in the 53rd minute, finishing off a brilliant Martin Skrtel cross following a corner kick, but Liverpool would not find an equalizer. Their 27 shots and 65 percent possession flatter to deceive; Liverpool were not very good at all.