Stoke City's Jon Walters netted twice to come from behind and win the match 3-1 after Steven Gerrard netted an early penalty for the Reds in Staffordshire.
It was a well deserved victory for the Potteries club against the Merseyside club which had lost just once in five games and shoved the Liverpudlians down to tenth in the table after a disastrous league start. The game started brighlty for Liverpool, and within two minutes were ahead when Ryan Shawcross was punished for pulling Luis Suarez shirt; old reliable Gerrard duly stepped up to take the plaudits, making no error as he fired hard and low into the bottom corner.
Stoke were back on level terms soon after when Skirtel made a mistake and failed to clear his lines, Walters - formerly with Ipswich Town burst into the box and found the net with style with his unbeatable finish. With 12 minutes of the game gone the hosts were two goals to the good when the Liverpool defence seemed to switch off - a in swinging corner wasn't marked and Kenwyne Jones headed home at his near post; 1-2.
Reina kept the score in tacked for most of the game and had to be at his best to prevent Matt Etherington; whilst at the other end Gerrard almost claimed a second goal when he shot narrowly wide following good creative work by Stewart Downing and Suso on the wing. The ever dangerous Suarez produced a stunned low shot on the angle which Begovic (in the Stoke goal) kept out as the first half drew to a close and Reina came quickly off his line to prevent another Etherington effort.
Suarez then hit the outside of the post with a scuffed effort at the start of the second half as the Reds showed intent on clawering there way back into the game but fell further behind moments later as Walters added his second of the day to hand Stoke a two goal advantage as he showed great skill in chesting down Jones' flick on before volleying home past Reina.
Following a collision with Dean Whitehead in the 70th minute the Reds stopper required treatment but was able to continue; despite being behind they pressed on but couldn't find more goals to draw the match level. It left Liverpool tenth in the table and without a league win at Stoke since November 1984!