Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: This almost made me vomit in Bournemouth draw

Origi admitted to feeling downbeat when reflecting on events at Anfield, but called for focus to quickly turn to the tests that lie ahead in the battle for Champions League qualification.

Whether your side is winning or losing, supporters never want to see the team's best player leave the field.

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"When we took Phil [Coutinho] off on 60-something minutes, it was too early for Daniel [Sturridge] in this intense game".

"We just have to stay strong and in a couple of days we have Stoke, a very important game, and football [moves] quick".

The Reds' last game of the season is at home to Middlesbrough on Sunday, May 21, and even if they flew the next day would not be in Sydney until Tuesday night at the latest.

At one stage, Liverpool were level on points with second-placed Tottenham Hotspur but the Merseysdiers' late setback, coupled with Spurs' late 3-1 comeback win at Swansea City, means they now sit five points adrift of the north London side.

"At this moment in time, they make it so hard for themselves to get in the top four".

Coutinho and Divock Origi, back in the starting line-up because of a knee cartilage injury to Sadio Mane which is likely to rule him out for the remainder of the season, scored either side of half-time to put Liverpool in the driving seat - only for them to self-destruct in the closing moments.

"We all know that we have one goal. We have to get more experienced, for sure".

I said it earlier in the season: the bad things are my responsibility, the good things are the responsibility of the players. I think the more I play, the more I can express myself, the more I feel better.

Klopp must've known before the game that Sturridge isn't fit to play, yet he still made a decision to waste bench space on a player who's unable to contribute.

"The more I play, the more I can show myself and, most importantly, the more I can help the team".

  • Julie Sanders