The Reds striker watched from the stands but wouldn't have liked what he was seeing against his former side.
It's hard to know what would have hurt Daniel Sturridge more - being on the bench and coming on during Chelsea's 2-0 win at Liverpool last season, or watching from the sidelines and not being able to do a thing about the same team beating the Reds at Anfield once again this term.
Both would no doubt be a source of great disappointment to the Liverpool man, who left Chelsea to move to Merseyside, but one has to sympathise with the glum look on the striker's face as he watched on this time around.
It was another disappointing day indeed for the Reds on Saturday, as Jose Mourinho's Blues came back to seal another three points after this time going 1-0 down.
Emre Can opened the scoring through a deflected shot but Gary Cahill - who deflected that strike - hit back soon after. Then, it was left to who other than Diego Costa to net Chelsea's winner in the second half.
Sturridge hinted before the encounter that he should be fit for Liverpool's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace after the international break, 'God willing.' How Brendan Rodgers will welcome their star striker back. And how they need him right now.