The battle for Fernando was settled by a solitary Raul Meireles goal in the second half. Kenny Dalglish's 3-5-1-1 nullified Carlo Ancelotti's 4-3-1-2 diamond, and Liverpool returned from Stamford Bridge with all three points.
On Sunday, Chelsea take on Liverpool having bought one of their biggest weapons, Fernando Torres. Will it be Nando's day? Or will the Reds have the last laugh?
Two of TheHardTackle's resident authors meet up, over a cup of coffee, to discuss the Super Sunday clash between their clubs Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC.
If the year-end sounds like a good time to take stock of your personal lives, it should be good enough for the most exciting football league in the world. Guest Author Vikram Singh Negi presents the team of the season (thus far).
Liverpool have been on the rise over the past few weeks and there is more than one name at Anfield responsible for this. TheHardTackle talks about all those who have made it happen.
Before the West London club signed Fernando Torres on the transfer deadline day, Chelsea fans were in a dilemma - should Chelsea FC sign the Spaniard for £50m or not? Their head was reluctant, but the heart never gave up.
After the transfer window carnage, we return to the real business, the business that takes place on the pitch. Chelsea travel to the Stadium of Light to avenge the humilianting defeat that they suffered in November, while Arsenal, Man United, and Liverpool entertain Everton, Aston Villa and Stoke City respectively, at home.
[UPDATE]Fernando Torres to Chelsea FC. The Liverpool Number 9 has submitted a written transfer request. Why does the Spaniard want to move? What should Liverpool do - cash in on an unhappy player or convince him that his future lies in Merseyside? Watch this space for more.
Mark Hughes' side travel to Anfield to face a Liverpool squad under renovation. It is not going to be an easy task for the Cottagers. TheHardTackle previews the game.
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United, league's top teams for years made a strong point about thrashing oppositions, as they scored a total of 15 goals and conceded absolutely none. Here is the Weekend Review of the Premiership.