9 Mar 2010

Wigan beat Liverpool

4:21 pm on 9 March 2010

Liverpool have suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Wigan Athletic in the English Premier football League.

Liverpool remain sixth in the standings, but would have gone fourth and into a European Champion League position had they won.

Hugo Rodallega's close range strike 10 minutes before halftime punished Liverpool for a ragged display and left the Anfield club on 48 points, a point behind Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

Liverpool have played a game more than Spurs and two more than City.

Wigan climb two places to 14th with 28 points.

The only piece of positive news for Liverpool was the return of England defender Glen Johnson, missing since December after suffering a knee injury against Aston Villa.