A solitary strike from Luis Suarez was enough to ensure Liverpool avoided a fifth succesive draw at Anfield with victory over Queens Park Rangers.
The Reds dominated from start to finish, registering 15 attempts on target, only to be repelled by an impressive Radek Cerny on numerous occasions.
Suarez, though, found the net for the first time since October 1 when he headed in Charlie Adam's cross from close range shortly after the half-time interval.
The Uruguayan striker's goal ensured he ended the week in the headlines for the right reasons, having been charged by the Football Association following his behaviour at Craven Cottage on Monday.
Suarez is alleged to have made an obscene gesture towards Fulham supporters, and must now face an FA hearing, which could lead to a suspension.
Meanwhile, Liverpool now climb to sixth place following three points against QPR, although the failure to convert chances will still remain a concern for Kenny Dalglish.