SIMON MIGNOLET: Could do little about either of Chelsea's goals. Saved a couple of powerful shots. 7/10.
GLEN JOHNSON: Got forward well. 7.
MARTIN SKRTEL: Had little to do as Sakho took the majority of the responsibility at the back. 6.
MAMADOU SAKHO: Struggled to deal with Demba Ba's physicality. Ploughed an early chance into the stands. 5.
JON FLANAGAN: Average performance. Handled Salah's shot from close range. 5.
RAHEEM STERLING: Caused Chelsea problems all day with his pace. 7.
JOE ALLEN: Blasted a low volley in the second half which was saved by Schwarzer. 6.
LUCAS LEIVA: Had little involvement and deserved to be withdrawn. 5.
STEVEN GERRARD: Slipped, allowing Demba Ba to give Chelsea the win. Tried too hard to make things happen. 5.
PHILIPPE COUTINHO: Worked hard but did not test Schwarzer. 5.
LUIS SUAREZ: Disappeared when Liverpool needed him most. 5.
DANIEL STURRIDGE (on for Lucas, 57mins): Failed to spark the revival following his introduction. 5.
IAGO ASPAS (on for Flanagan, 80mins): Failed to turn the tide. 5.
MARK SCHWARZER: Saved a couple of fierce shots and also did his bit in the time-wasting department. 7.
CESAR AZPILICUETA: Grafted hard all afternoon to stop Liverpool's midfield. 7.
TOMAS KALAS: Performed well on his first Chelsea start, but should have scored from close range in the first half. 6.
BRANISLAV IVANOVIC: Kept Suarez quiet. 7.
ASHLEY COLE: Another top performance in a big match from the left-back. Played a big part in keeping Sterling quiet. 8.
JOHN OBI MIKEL: Kept the midfield quiet without producing anything sensational. 6.
NEMANJA MATIC: The better of the two men shielding the Chelsea back four. 7.
FRANK LAMPARD: Offered little going forward, but did his part at the back. 7.
ANDRE SCHURRLE: Unlucky not to score before being withdrawn through injury. 7.
MOHAMED SALAH: Booked for foul on Sterling in the first half. Pace caused Liverpool occasional problems. 7.
DEMBA BA: Another decisive and cool finish. 8.
WILLIAN (on for Salah, 59mins): Tucked vital second goal away at the death. 7
GARY CAHILL (on for Schurrle, 76mins): Shored up the Chelsea defence towards the death. 7.
FERNANDO TORRES (on for Ba, 82mins): Ran 50 yards before supplying Willian with the second. 7.