Jurgen Klopp admitted that Liverpool’s 3-3 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League feels like a defeat.
The Reds rushed out to a 3-0 lead inside the first half before the LaLiga side launched a stunning comeback that culminated with a last minute equaliser.
Liverpool knew victory would put them into the last 16 as winners of Group E after Maribor had earlier snatched a late draw away to Spartak Moscow.
“We stopped playing football in the second half,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“We have one real weapon – playing football – and we didn’t do that in the second half before we conceded the second goal.
“It was absolutely OK that we were confident after that first half. It’s obvious what we did – the real problem is we stopped playing football. Our main mistake was that for 15 minutes we didn’t play football, we were passive, we were a little bit too deep. They fought back and well done to them.
“It feel like we lost but we didn’t lose. There is a game to go and it’s still in our hands but at the moment it feels really bad.”