Despite dominating for large periods of the game, with Joe Cole and Jonjo Shelvey impressive on the night, the result now means that Liverpool will have to get something out of their last group game against Udinese in order to qualify.
The Liverpool manager was left annoyed that the Reds couldn’t hold onto the lead, but realises that qualification remains in their hands and they are in control of their own destiny:
“It is a little frustrating. It is disappointing that with three or four minutes to go we didn’t control the game better.
“It would have been a good win for us against a good team. But we still control our destiny. It just makes it a wee bit harder than we would have liked.
“It’s a competition we want to qualify in. We had a good chance tonight but we didn’t close it out.”