Jamie Carragher says supporters can't complain about Jose Mourinho's tactics - because Liverpool have done the same thing for years.
Manchester City emerged as the favourites for the title after their win at Crystal Palace saw them move to three points adrift of Liverpool with a game in hand and a superior goal difference.
But Carragher says his former club can still win the Premier League if they win their remaining fixtures against Palace and Newcastle - and they must quickly forget Sunday's result.
"A word for Liverpool in the last few months is 'momentum' - and it's just been stopped," he added.
"If I was Liverpool - Brendan Rodgers or Steven Gerrard - the first thing I'd be doing is organising a night out, a meal or a day at the races. They've been on a great run and you can't be too downhearted about one defeat in 12 games.
"All right, it's a bad blow in terms of the title. Let's get everyone lifted again together, get out with the wives at a meal or the races and go again for the Crystal Palace game.
"It's now in City's hands, but Liverpool have got on paper the easier game, Palace away rather than Everton away. City could easily draw or lose at Goodison; it's a tough place and they haven't got a great record there either.
"If Liverpool win their two games left, I still think they've got a great chance of winning the title - and they've got to get that into their heads.
"I know they have [sports psychiatrist] Steve Peters there and it's his job to lift the mood, but get the players together and ram home that message now.
"This title's still on."