Jurgen Klopp lamented Liverpool’s inability to take their chances as his side went down to a 2-0 defeat at Red Star Belgrade.
Two goals from Milan Pavkov condemned Liverpool to their third successive Champions League defeat away from home and leaves their chances of reaching the knockout stages hanging by a thread.
Liverpool were off the pace in the first-half and simply could not break down the resolute Red Star defence after the break.
However, the Premier League side did have a few chances including an effort which Daniel Sturridge blazed over from six yards out when the game was at 0-0.
Pavkov broke the deadlock moments later and Klopp suggested this changed the course of the game.
Klopp said: “The start was clearly very intense.
“Red Star wanted to strike back and brought back very important players for them.
“But we had the first big chance, I think it was Daniel [Sturridge]. It was a very big one.
“And each goal in a game like this leads the game in a specific direction.
“We gave them too many set pieces before they scored so they could kind of train it.”
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