There most definitely was words exchanged in the Liverpool dressing room at half-time following Mario Balotelli's infamous shirt swap with Pepe at half-time which seen the Italian not returning for the second half and deservedly so because he was brutal to be fair.
However the proof is in the pudding they say and Gerrards refusal to swap shirts with former team-mate Arbeloa at full-time is the proof as he refused to swop shirts till after they left the hollowed turf of Anfield.
Former Liverpool greats Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness hame condemned Mario Balotelli's antics last night infront of a packed Anfield but also suggest that manager Brendan Rodgers should shoulder some of the blame for what they believe was a panic buy at a cut price yet costly mistake.
Dortmund pretty much passed Galatasaray to death on their way to a 4-0 victory in Istanbul in the Champions League last night, thus preserving the Bundesliga side's immaculate start to the competition.
With some truly delightful interplay from a midfield strata boastingShinji Kagawa, HenrikhMkhitaryan, Marco Reus and later the returning Ilkay Gundogan, Dortmund dismantled their hosts though it was Reus who grabbed the goal of the night with an altogether more direct approach.
Pajtim Kasami may have got the goal but it was Olympiakos keeper Roberto who stealed the show as he denied Juventus an equalizer on several occasions in the second half most notably this one from point blank range which he deflected onto the crossbar much to the frustration of the Serie A champions.
Former Fulham player Pajtim Kasami netted a brilliant team goal last night as Olympiakos stunned Serie A champions Juventus with a 1-0 win in Greece last night with the homeside's keeper Roberto denying the Turin side on numerous occasions in the second- half to leave Juve on the brink of early elimination from this years Competition.
Aresenal's snatch and grab victory in Belgium may only be papering over the cracks in Arsene Wenger's side but last nights victory was as big as claiming their first trophy in 9 years back in May against Hull.
Anderlecht lead up until the 88th minute before Kieran Gibbs volleyed home the equalizer before German sub Lukas Podolski completed the smash and grab with a scrabbled goal in injury time.
Edinson Cavani has gone through a bit of a rough patch of late, sent off for his rifle celebration against Toulouse last week and various media source's questioning his price-tag which I still think was way over the odds to be honest.
However his luck changed a bit last night with this lucky late winner for PSG against Apoel last night in the Champions League while on his arse, and his reinvention of his Toulouse celebration seems to have worked for him also!
Bate Borisov were taken to the cleaners last night as Luis Adriano bagged five (see below) of Shakhtar's seven Champions League goals and I bet the Bate keeper Sergei Chernik wishes he was sent off for his challenge on Alex Teixeira on the half hour mark. It could have saved him a lot of embarrassment.
Having been sent-off against Toulouseat the weekend after the referee took offence at his "sniper" goal celebration, PSG striker Edinson Cavani was treading on eggshells after he spun neatly and popped away the 87th-minute winner against APOEL in the Champions League last night.
He may be the wrong side of 30 but Andres Iniesta is still one of the best passer of the ball in the game as he proof's with this pass through the eye of a needle picks out Lionel Messi to put Barcelona 2-0 up against Ajax at the Nou Camp!
10 man Sporting Lisbon were robbed of a share of the spoils against Schalke in Germany tonight after the fifth official behing the goal gave a handball against them in the 93rd minute despite the ball having smashed off the face of Jonathan Silva and not his arm as the official maintained!
Chelsea cruised to a 6-0 win against Maribor at Stamford Bridge tonight but it was this brilliant first touch from Eden Hazard which was the highlight for me before he finished the scoring for Jose Mourinho's men!
Liverpool's former German star and scorer of one of those famous Istanbul goals in 2005 Didi Hamann has accused Mario Balotelli of purposefully trying to wind up the Liverpool fans with his Swap shirt antics last night and if we're honest anything is possible from the headcase that is Mario Balotelli.
On a night to forget for Liverpool Philippe Coutinho despite being subbed off looked the most likely to break the deadlock and almost did on the stroke of half-time with this 25 yard strike which cannoned off the post and left Liverpool trailing 3-0 at the break against Real Madrid.
Mario Balotelli was his usual self again at Anfield in one of the biggest nights in Anfield in over 5 years as he went down with nothing more than a whimper as Real Madrid coasted to a 3-0 win in the Champions League.
And to make matters worse the temperamental Italian had the audacity to swap shirts with Real's Pepe before going down the tunnel and disappearing into the night having been replaced by Brendan Rodgers for Adam Lallana at the break.
Diego Braghieri's super goal for Lanus against Cerro Porteño had many in Argentina comparing it too Maradona's goal of the Century against England in 1986 however though it was good as he glided past four defender's and the keeper before scoring came up well short of Maradona's!
Cristiano Ronaldo showed the Anfield crowd last night why he is regarded as one of the best player's in the World with his first goal at the venue having failed in 5 previous attempts as a Manchester United player but he did continue something he done many times as he cheekily nut-megged Martin Skrtel for unleashing a shot which was saved by Simon Mignolet.
Simon Mignolet continued his dodgy start to the season at Anfield tonight as he went feet first instead of diving on the lose ball which Karim Benzema gratefully tapped home to give Real Madrid a 3-0 lead before the break.
However the Liverpool number one redeemed himself a bit with a save in the second half which denied Cristiano Ronaldo equalling Rauls Champions League record though it did look like he knew little about the save on this occasion we'll give him the benefit of the doubt!
It's almost a decade since both Kieron Dyer and Lee Bowyer were sent-off for their punch-up when Newcastle team-mates in 2005 and their captain Alan Shearer's disgust at what they had done on that infamous day!
"We were playing the game, he came short and wanted the ball and I passed to someone else.