Liverpool were beaten 1-0 by struggling Bournemouth, who are at the bottom of the Premier League table, at the Vitality Stadium.
Philip Billing scored the only goal of the game in the first half after Liverpool were caught on the break. Cody Gakpo also saw his goal disallowed for offside in the first half. In the second half, Liverpool were awarded a penalty kick after a Bournemouth defender handled the ball. Mohammed Salah stepped up to take the penalty kick, but his effort was well wide of the post as Bournemouth were able to hold on for the win.
After the game, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted the performance was not good enough. “Setbacks are setbacks, but we are in the situation we are because of the setbacks,” he said. “And we are in the situation we are because of the good performances as well; we didn’t have only setbacks, but we had too many, that’s clear,” he said.
Liverpool will travel to play Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday and will have to be at their best to overcome a 5-2 first-leg deficit.