Jordan Henderson knows Liverpool can deliver a better performance than the one they put in during the 0-0 draw with FC Augsburg on Thursday night - and has called for the side to do exactly that next week in the second leg of the Europa League last 32 clash at Anfield.
The Reds were held at the WWK Arena by the Bundesliga side, despite an improved showing in the second half that forced goalkeeper Marwin Hitz into a number of saves.
However, the hosts almost snatched a winner right at the death when Ji Dong-won’s effort struck the outside of the post - and Henderson admits Liverpool leave Germany knowing where they can improve ahead of the return leg in six days' time.
He said: “We're obviously a little bit disappointed, we didn't play as well as we could have. We created a few chances where we should be be scoring, so overall we're a little bit disappointed but we've got another game to put it right.
“They hit the post and we had a few chances so it was pretty even in that sense. Like I said, I think we can play a lot better than that, especially in the final third keeping the ball a little bit better and moving it too slow at times. We need to make sure that we put that right in the next game.
“In the first half we played too slow from the back, weren't playing behind their line enough so we tried that a little bit more second half and it worked, we had good moments but that's not enough.
“We need to do it more consistently throughout the game and if we do that then we'll win the game.”
At 0-0, the tie remains evenly poised ahead of the second leg at Anfield next week, and the Liverpool skipper is looking forward to another special European atmosphere from Kopites.
“I'm sure the fans will be brilliant for us once again and we need to do the business at home.” Henderson added.