I think we just didn't get going really, didn't get the passing going, just weren't quite at our level. These boys are constantly in our training; I've had them in training with us since February past year I think, when the transfer window closed.
Meanwhile Bayern Munich, who Liverpool face in the last 16 of the Champions League, are playing no fixtures between 22 December and 18 January thanks to the Bundesliga's winter break. "It's really nice having them around, but now it's time to show up - it's a situation where we need them 100 per cent, so let's try it".
"The games keep coming thick and fast and hopefully we can get a few of the injured lads back as well". "We're disappointed to not win and go through".
"It's disappointing but we have to make sure we recover and bounce back from this but, like we said before, we have to reset our sights for a few days' time for another big game". But what happened and we had to change again. Virgil can not play; he is at home and hopefully it is nothing, but he has played all the games so far, so we had to try to find a solution for that - and we found it, hopefully, with Fabinho.
"It was always going to be a tough game; they're a good team, well organised". The pitch all night was a bit tricky and balls were a bit lively, but it's the same for both teams.
Liverpool opted to make nine changes to the side that suffered their first loss of the season against Manchester City in the Premier League last week and were forced to introduce 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever after an injury picked up by Dejan Lovren.
But that selection was further damaged when centre-back Dejan Lovren went off injured in the first half.
"Ki coming on and playing like he did was absolutely outstanding". His temperament, he's comfortable on the ball. Pretty much all the games.