Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool lost ground in the race for fourth spot with a disappointing 0-0 draw against struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
Liverpool began the night with, if results went their way, the chance to propel themselves into fourth place but despite a bright start they never looked like sending Wolves to their eighth defeat in 11 games. Steven Gerrard was back in the starting line-up after his recovery from injury and his return seemed to galvanise his team-mates with Albert Riera heading the England man's cross wide in the first minute. Little did Rafa Benitez know at that point that would be just about his side's best chance of the game. Wolves took almost 20 minutes to get a foothold in the game, although Marcus Hahnemann was not forced into a save despite Liverpool enjoying so much of the ball. And, when they did, Matt Jarvis immediately tied Jamie Carragher up in knots before whipping a devilish ball into the box that Kevin Doyle glanced wide. Mick McCarthy's side rarely looked like troubling Pepe Reina and the header from Doyle was the closest they came to winning the match with only the impressive Jarvis holding any sort of a threat. However, this game was not one for Wolves to win and they will be delighted with the point in their tussle for survival. For Benitez though it is another disappointing performance and result as his side lacked flair, pace and creativity in another poor display which means they fall further off the pace in their pursuit of a Champions League spot.