Liverpool were left frustrated after they were held to a goalless draw by Stoke City at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Kenny Dalglish made five changes to the side that began against Manchester City in midweek, with Jamie Carragher returning to the starting XI to join Sebastian Coates and Martin Skrtel in a three-man central defence. There was also a starting berth for Kuyt, with the Dutchman leading the line supported by Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing in what was a 3-4-2-1 formation.
It took until after the break for Dalglish's side to find their feet but they still struggled to carve out chances against the obdurate Potters and it cost them yet another three points.
They may still be unbeaten at home this season but they have now drawn seven of their 11 matches and the issue is starting to become more of a problem. The point was exactly what Stoke had come for, however, and they left happy after doing a textbook job in stifling their hosts' creative abilities.