Liverpool’s hopes for a top four finish took a bashing as Rafa Benitez’s Anfield side fell to a Wigan side who battled for an important victory at the DW Stadium.
Hugo Rodallega scored the all important goal that sees the Latics move up two places. Liverpool had plenty of chances to level matters and put the home side under a great deal of late pressure but failed to find the finishing touch to beat former keeper Chris Kirkland.
The defeat leaves the Merseyside outfit in sixth place and means they have a tough road ahead to overhaul Tottenham and Manchester City for that all important Champions League spot.
Wigan 1-0 Liverpool (Rodallega)
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