1. Lack of composure in front of goal by Liverpool forwards
There is no denying that potentially the Reds' attack is a potent one. And yet if a team does not put away 24 chances in a game, something must be wrong. Jordan Henderson snatched at his gilt-edged chance to equalize. Suarez also could have done a lot better with his chance especially in injury time. In an earlier game against Bolton, the Uruguayan also chose to go for the "showboat" chip which went over. So, Liverpool need to work on composure and be clinical in front of goal.
2. Inability to capitalise on Adam's excellent corner deliveries
Against Stoke, Adam delivered several excellent corners and there were no Liverpool player attacking the ball. Last season, Blackpool scored many goals just from Adam's setpiece corners. The Reds must take advantage of the Scot's well taken corner kicks. It is a weapon that even Alex Ferguson acknowledged to be worth £10m alone.
3. Persistent injuries to Liverpool right backs
Martin Skrtel played at right back at Stoke and Liverpool weren't as penetrating down the right channel as they had been in previous matches this season. Glen Johnson and Martin Kelly seemed to be continuously injured, leaving Liverpool with no capable rightback as their backup. With the acquisition of Sebastian Coates, Liverpool could opt for a three-at-the-back system, with Enrique and Gerrard as wingbacks.