Outfought from start to finish, they were deserved losers and it compounded what has been a tough start to the season for manager Jurgen Klopp.
However, he now has the chance to redeem himself as his side welcomes Ajax to Anfield in a battle between two European heavyweights.
With Saturday’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers postponed due to the unfortunate passing of Queen Elizabeth II, tonight will be their return to football since their last game in this competition.
This slight break however has not helped the German out with regards to any injuries, and he offered the following update on Andy Robertson’s fitness and if he would be available to play the Dutch giants:
“Injured”, he bluntly labelled the Scotsman. “Robbo is now not 100 percent. Very late, 93rd or whatever minute, he felt it – actually he only felt it the next day.
“But he’s out for at least [until], I would say, after the international break.”
The last thing that Klopp needed was to further compound his injury crisis, but to see Robertson ruled out for the foreseeable future will be a hammer blow to his side.
They will miss the creativity provided by Robertson, who last season assisted 15 times in all competitions.
It is this attacking threat that they are in such desperate need of, as the numerous injuries to the midfield has left an ever-growing reliance upon the magic of Mohammed Salah and Luis Diaz.
This injury news will come as another sucker punch for Klopp, who can’t seem to catch a break at the moment.
The German will be one of the few in the football community vying for the international break and will want to get through the fixtures in the way with as little damage done as possible.
He will be furious that another of his players has broken down with an injury.