Mohamed Salah was cautioned after going to ground easily at Gary Cahill’s first‑half challenge with the Egyptian.
The former Chelsea man was up against his former club, and was well marshalled by Antonio Rüdiger, enduring a third scoreless game in succession.
Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has made clear his disapproval of the dive from Salah which led to the footballer of the year being booked as Chelsea won at Stamford Bridge 1-0.
“Yes I think it was a dive, was it?” Klopp said. “Or he waited for the contact, I am not sure, so that is not what I want to see, that is not what he wants to do. But obviously it happened.
“With all the other situations, he couldn’t get any foul any more. That is not right as well. It was always like this and you have to deal with that.”