Today's match may have been hard on Liverpool's players, but hopefully this can salve the pain a bit. The PFA Awards ceremony is underway, and Liverpool have three players in the Team of the Year, with Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez, and Daniel Sturridge representing the players' choice as the best at their positions this season.
All three choices are fairly obvious; Suarez and Sturridge lead the Premier League in scoring, and Gerrard has been one of the better midfielders in the second half while Liverpool have charged up the table. All three players are also up for the PFA Player of the Year award, while Sturridge and Raheem Sterling are on the shortlist for Young Player of the Year.
Chelsea were the only other team to have three players, with Eden Hazard, Gary Cahill, and Petr Cech making the squad. Manchester City have two names on the list in Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany. The squad is rounded out by Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, and Seamus Coleman.
There's certainly some question marks in the squad; some feel that Joe Hart should have been selected over Cech, and John Terry or Per Metesacker over either Kompany and Cahill. Martin Skrtel probably deserved a shout over Cahill and perhaps Sterling over Lallana (not to slight Lallana, who's been great, but Sterling has been at least as good), but it's hard to be too upset over having three players in the squad.
We'll be back later if there's more Liverpool award winners. The Liverpool Ladies also have three players up for awards: Lucy Bronze, Nicole Rolser, and Natasha Dowie. If you're interested, the Guardian has a live-update blog going with all the info you need and then some.