Andy Robertson insisted that Liverpool are still giving their all despite being held to a draw by Burnley, while praising two academy products.
Robertson looked to have put Liverpool on course for another victory when he headed home the opener, but Burnley claimed a draw thanks to a Jay Rodriguez equaliser.
It means Liverpool have missed out on becoming the first top flight team in over a century to win all their home league games in a season.
In fact, it’s the second time Liverpool have failed to win in their four games since being crowned champions, after they lost 4-0 away at Manchester City.
But Robertson insists that his teammates are still working hard and should have beaten Burnley.
“The corner came back to the edge of the box and Fabinho saw the run. It was a decent header to be fair,” he told Match of the Day of his goal.
“It’s always nice to contribute a goal but I would have preferred it to contribute to a win.
“Credit to Burnley but we needed to be much better than that. We dominated the first half and created a lot and they didn’t really have any chances.
“We know with a team like Burnley, they grow with confidence when it’s only 1-0.
“We have to be more clinical in front of goal. Burnley are in the position they are because they grind out the results. Fantastic squad, fantastic manager, so credit to them, but we know we can do better.
“Mo [Salah] had a shot in the 92nd minute that 9 times out of 10 he scores, so we were still creating chances. We can assure you we are working 100% in training, in games. We were good enough to win the game today but didn’t take our chances.”
That admission echoes the thoughts of manager Jurgen Klopp, who said Liverpool must take the blame for not taking their chances.
The Reds boss claimed that Liverpool could have scored as many as four goals, had it not been for the excellent form of Burnley keeper Nick Pope.
ROBERTSON HOPEFUL LIVERPOOL YOUNGSTERS HAVE BIG FUTURES
Klopp handed starts to academy graduates Neco Williams and Curtis Jones for the match against Burnley.
Neither player finished the match, but full-back Williams and attacking midfielder Jones both put in decent performances.
And Robertson believes their opportunities to play were fully deserved.
“They gave been great all season and have been pushing the lads in their positions,” the Scottish left-back added. “I thought Neco was brilliant and I try to help him whenever I can as a full-back.
“Curtis has all the confidence and all the ability in the world and he showed that in times today. Hopefully he has a big career at Liverpool.”