Jurgen Klopp tried hard to remain upbeat after Liverpool’s second defeat in two weeks at Brighton, this time being dumped out of the FA Cup.
However, there was no masking his disappointment after the 2-1 loss on Sunday afternoon.
“We came here to go through to the next round, with the game a couple of weeks ago in mind, which was pretty much rock-bottom of the performances we had in my time,” he told reporters.
“So that was better today, much better. But still, in the end, we concede two goals from set-pieces.
“We pretty much closed the gaps where they passed through last time, but around set-pieces that doesn’t help.
“You have to do different stuff, so twice we were not close enough to avoid the goal.
“That doesn’t feel great, obviously. That’s not cool, but we have to take it.”