Last time around Robbie Keane failed to convert a clear chance in front of goal and the same fate befell Jermaine Jenas on Saturday. Harry Kewell applied the punishment last season, something that came in the same minute on our latest visit to Liverpool.
The home side went on to add a further two second half goals and again a decent display ended up going unrewarded.
"It reminded me of the game last season where we had a great chance to score and they got a goal up the other end," sighed the midfielder.
"It is always hard against Liverpool if they score the first goal. When they scored they took the game in hand and ended up with a 3-0 win. We feel very disappointed and hurt because we started the game well and the first half was fairly even," he added, before admitting it is not easy to think about any positives in the wake of a 3-0 loss, but knows the UEFA Cup is looming again on Thursday.
"It's true and with the way we feel it is hard to take something out of this game. We've got a huge game on Thursday and we've got to get through in the UEFA Cup. We've also got to start collecting some Premiership points because we need them.
"The main thing now is Thursday and we've got to get the right result in that game.
"It's always easier to speak about confidence when you are winning games, but we have all been through tough times before. We have to keep our heads up and move on."
Teemu Tainio said the sequence of events at Anfield sparked memories and provided an unwelcome repeat of last season's visit.