The Reds were boosted by the return of Alisson in goal and Fabinho at centre-back, whilst Diogo Jota and Naby Keita made their respective returns from injury after being named on the substitutes bench.
It was a competitive opening from both sides as they looked to impose their style on the game, although Chelsea began to find more joy in possession and looked likelier of the two sides to take the lead.
Timo Werner thought he’d given the visitors the lead midway through the half but the goal was disallowed by VAR for offside in a huge relief for the Reds.
The Reds looked to get back in the game in the second half but looked toothless in attack despite keeping the ball better after the break.
The move, unfortunately, didn't pay dividends as the Reds failed to get back in the game and suffered a deflating blow that could well see them out of the top -four race.