Andy Robertson believes Liverpool paid for a lack of cutting edge as Everton claimed a point at Anfield on Sunday, insisting: 'We've had enough chances to probably win two games.'
Despite dominating the possession and chances either side of Mohamed Salah's first-half opener, the Reds were denied local bragging rights by a late Wayne Rooney penalty as the 229th Merseyside derby ended 1-1.
Jürgen Klopp's side took 23 shots to their opponents' three, but couldn't turn those attempts into goals as the Toffees earned a share of the spoils through their captain's spot-kick.
And it is that statistic that most frustrated Robertson at full-time.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: "I think you can see how the two teams reacted to the draw; we were heads in hands and their fans were going wild, so I think that shows what the performance was like today.
"It wasn't a bad performance but we could have been clinical in front of goal and we probably should have been more than 1-0 up at half-time.
"If we were, I don't think they're coming back from it the way we performed second half. But, like I said, we need to be more clinical and on another day it could have been a comfortable afternoon.
"They never had any chances, other than the penalty, and we've had a few good chances. It's just one of the games where it wasn't meant to be I suppose.
"We've had enough chances to probably win two games but other games the last few weeks we've been so clinical and took every chance we've had and today it just wasn't meant to be.
"We're disappointed with the draw but we need to dust ourselves down and move onto Wednesday now."
In the absence of the injured Alberto Moreno, Robertson made his fifth Liverpool start since a summer move from Hull City.
The Scot was delighted to be back out on the pitch and acknowledged that he must make the most of every chance he is given while his Spanish colleague is sidelined.
He added: "It was unfortunate for Alberto to get injured, you don't want to see anybody getting injured, it's a team game and you want everyone to be as fit as possible, I hope he comes back quickly.
"But in the time he's out I've got to try and take my chance and try and make it hard for him to get back in.
"I've had to be patient, work hard in training and keep my head down; it's hard when you're not playing games but you look around the squad and it's such high quality that the people who don't get in squads are still quality players.
"You can't feel hard done by, you've got to keep working hard and take the chance when you have it.
"Hopefully, I can get a couple of games under my belt over the Christmas period and build confidence from the gaffer because the more games you play the more confidence he has in you."
The 23-year-old went on to pay tribute to the hosts' scorer Salah, who moved clear of Harry Kane at the top of the Premier League goal charts with his 13th league strike of the campaign.
He said: "When he comes onto his left foot, everyone stands up because they think it could be a goal and he just keeps on doing it time after time.
"He had another few chances but his goals this season have been phenomenal and probably not many people expected him to score that many from the wing.
"We need him to keep going and we need all the other boys to keep chipping in if we can and I'm sure we'll be fine."