It may not feel like it, but that was actually progress.
Liverpool still weren't very good in attack, at least until subs came on after an hour, but I've no idea how they didn't score at least once. When it rains, it pours, etc. This is the first 0-0 that Liverpool's been involved in since May 5th 2013, 58 matches ago.
After an eye opening game against Real Madrid midweek, Liverpool will certainly be looking to show those watching what they are really capable of. With the tie coming so quickly after a Champions League game though and with a relatively thin squad, you have to wonder how this will pan out for Brendan Rodgers on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgersraised a few eyebrows over the summer when Liverpoolsigned Belgium strikerDivock Origi from French team Lille for around £10million and then quickly loaned him back to France for the 2014-15 season. Origi, a rising teenage star, impressed at the 2014 World Cup for his Belgium national team.
PHOTO: Mario Balotelli spends extra time in training; Desperate to prove himself - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
It seems as if under fire Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is desperate to prove himself after a tough start to his career for the Anfield side. The Italian was pictured as the last man to leave Liverpool's training complex at Melwood this afternoon.
It's not like them to get involved with this kind of thing, but the BBC Sport team have produced a little Mario Balotelli-themed game of Snakes & Ladders and posted it on their website for fans to cut out and keep.
Perfect for passing the time on long car journeys perhaps on the way to your local women's correctional facility, for example?
Liverpool To Offload Mario Balotelli In January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
In shocking reports to emerge in The Telegraph today, it seems like Brendan Rodgers will consider offloading striker Mario Balotelli in January, just 4 months after bringing him to Anfield. The Italian, signed from Italian giants AC Milan for£16 million, has failed to have any sort of impact on the side, scoring just 1 goal in 10 appearances in all competitions.
These Five Guys Could Make or Break Liverpool's Season, and Here's Why! - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool's rather unbelievable 3-2 win over bottom side Queens Park Rangers threw up more questions than answers for Brendan Rodgers. The match at Loftus Road was supposed to be the game that put our season back on track.
Manchester United star set for transfer after Liverpool target's arrival - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The arrival of Victor Valdes could well signal the end of Anders Lindegaard's career at Manchester United. According to reports in the Telegraph, United manager Louis Van Gaal has made Lindegaard available for transfer.
Liverpool target already in Manchester, medical next week - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Liverpool have been reportedly keeping a close tab on former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes for the past few months. First choice goal keeper Simon Mignolet has had cut a frustrating figure and it was believed that Liverpool might sign a new goal keeper to replace him in January.
Dunga has named his squad for the games versus Turkey in Istanbul 12th November and Austria in Vienna six days later. With the Brazilian league and Copa do Brasil moving into important phases, Dunga has limited his squad to Europe based players. Shakhtar's Luiz Adriano, and Hoffenheim's Roberto Firmino, get their first call-ups.
Striker frustrated, Liverpool transfer likely in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Only a handful of Italian strikers have made the top grade in the Premier League ever since its inception in 1992. There seems to be a strange pattern how players from Italy have moved to England and then later returned to their native country.