Jurgen Klopp headed into the game still looking for his first Premier League win, having drawn his previous two matches 0-0 and 1-1 against Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton respectively.
Chelsea, despite vastly underperforming this season, were still tough opponents and took the lead after just four minutes as Ramires took advantage of a lapse in Liverpool concentration at the back.
However, the Reds were undoubtedly the better side from then on and two goals from Philippe Coutinho and a late effort from substitute Christian Benteke gave them a deserved win.
Writing on Twitter at the full-time whistle, Shearer was full of praise for the visitors but wasn’t so kind when commenting on Chelsea, stating how the Blues lacked energy and spark.
While the 3-1 victory was just reward for a dominant Liverpool performance, there were key moments in the match which could have altered proceedings somewhat.
Coutinho’s equaliser came in the third minute of first-half stoppage time, yet it was his Brazilian teammate Lucas Leiva who was the centre of the game’s biggest talking point.
Already on a yellow card, he somehow escaped a red following a late tackle midway through the second period with the scores at 1-1 – a moment to cause Jose Mourinho yet more frustration.
It does, however, mask over what was yet another poor display from the hosts whereas the Merseysiders, on the other hand, are beginning to look some force under their new manager.