Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has bemoaned the negative football tactics of his counterpart Jose Mourinho in their 0-2 loss against Chelsea this weekend, saying that with the Blues playing with a back six, his side were the only team trying to win the game.

Liverpool had 73% of possession at Anfield but could not find a way through Chelsea's solid defence, failing to score for the first time since November. A slip from captain Steven Gerrard allowed Demba Ba to score on the stroke of half time, before Willian doubled the Blues advantage in the 90th minute.

The result cuts Liverpool's lead at the top of the table to two points, but with Manchester City, who hold a superior goal difference, only three points behind and with a game in hand, winning the title is no longer in the Reds hands.