Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp considered his side to be worthy of beating Southampton but was discontent with the defensive tactics pulled by the Saints' in the 0:0 draw at Anfield.
The Reds worked hard and struggled to create goal chances and also saw James Milner penalty saved by Southampton keeper, Fraser Forster.
Though, Klopp was unwilling to criticise his team and pointed to Southampton’s defensive attitude when explaining the points they just dropped.
“I thought our performance was good enough to win,” he told Sky Sports. “Southampton wanted to come here and somehow get a point, or more, and I’m fine with defending.
“They did not create anything and we had a hard job to do. To play against 10 deep defending Southampton players is very difficult. We could have scored, that would have opened them up a bit. it is a point more but doesn’t feel like that.
With the result, this leaves Liverpool still unsure of their fate this season, and opened up opportunities for Manchester United and Arsenal to knock them out of the top four. But Klopp has impeled supporters not to panic.
“It is not finished yet. We all have to play our games. We go to West Ham and try to win and that’s all we can do. We try everything and we do not stop.”
On James Milner’s penalty miss, he added: “He should not blame himself – that is football. Him scoring would have helped of course but that is not the only decisive thing today.”