Liverpool played out a goalless draw against Birmingham City inside St Andrews Stadium, with Roy Hodgson having a brilliant Pepe Reina display to thank for helping the Reds snatch a point against the Blues, who maintain their undefeated tag in the Premier League.
Liverpol lined-up in a 4-5-1 formation more familiar under Rafa Benitez's reign. Lucas and Christian Poulsen were selected to anchor the midfield and Gerrard was moved into a position just off lone frontman Torres. Roy Hodgson handed a debut to summer signing Paul Konchesky, who started at left-back. Fellow newcomer Raul Meireles started on the bench.