Brendan Rodgers revealed his hope of signing more players before the transfer window closes this week after watching Manchester City deny his side a victory with a late goal.
The champions snatched a 2-2 draw after Martin Skrtel and Luis Suarez twice gave Liverpool a lead, with Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez scoring for City.
The boss felt 'the best team did not win' and spoke glowingly about the performances of new signing Joe Allen and 17-year-old Raheem Sterling, who excelled on his first Barclays Premier League start.
But despite being delighted with the way his team performed against Roberto Mancini's men, Rodgers remains keen to add to an ins column that currently contains Allen, Nuri Sahin, Fabio Borini and Oussama Assaidi.
Asked about possible activity between now and Friday's deadline, he said: "I am not sure. I would hope we could get some more players in.
"The players just need help. We lost players in the summer and we were only able to bring in a few to replace those. If we're going to strengthen, then hopefully we can get a few more in."
Liverpool's hopes of gaining three points were dented in the first five minutes when Lucas Leiva left the field with a thigh injury.
Rodgers added: "It's incredible, he's worked so hard, been brilliant in pre-season, and then in the warm-up he felt his thigh muscle when he took a shot.
"We'll have to assess it tomorrow.
"I thought the best team didn't win. I thought we were outstanding against a top side, the champions.
"Once we managed the first five or 10 minutes, tactically the players were terrific. We'd prepared for 4-2-3-1 and 3-5-2 but until you get on the field and play against the movement...
"We're disappointed not to win the game but there were a lot of young players giving us great hope for the future.
"The fight and the quality we played with today - and the atmosphere - was incredible."
Liverpool fielded their youngest starting 11 in the league since December 2003 (an average age of 24 years and 364 days), with Sebastian Coates, Martin Kelly and Sterling all in the line-up.
On Sterling, the Liverpool manager added: "It was an easy decision [to start him].
"I said when I first came here, I won't judge people on their status or what they've done, it's about what I see now in front of me, and he's a young player who's improved every single day since I came in here.
"He was a player who played on his own, in the one v one. You look at him now, playing for the team, his tactical understanding playing against a really experienced player. He was blocking the line of pass, he was pressing at the right time, he was coming back to block the lines inside.
"For a 17-year-old, playing against the champions, I thought his performance was fantastic.
"He has got a long way to go, because he has got to be consistent, and that's something I'll keep a close eye on."
Another player singled out by reporters was Allen, who won the Liverpoolfc.com journalists' man of the match.
On the Welshman, Rodgers said: "I think the Liverpool supporters will enjoy watching this kid play football.
"He is five foot six, but in terms of a footballer he is seven foot six.
"He is absolutely immense, his courage to get on the ball, his body work, his football intelligence is fantastic.
"We paid £15million for him and I said when he came in, very quickly that price will double. He will play here for many years and the supporters will love this kid."
Liverpool looked likely to win the game after Suarez's superb, bended free-kick past Joe Hart, but a mis-placed pass-back from the otherwise excellent Skrtel allowed Tevez to go one-on-one with Pepe Reina.
Quizzed on how frustrating that was, Rodgers said: "It's not frustrating. It's all part of the journey. I commend the courage. The easiest thing is to get the 'keeper to smash it up the pitch, then the opponents have the ball and are on the attack again.
"Martin Skrtel was immense. A wonderful first header. He's been a real stalwart in this first period of time I've been here.
"The angles in front of the ball will be the thing we work on, because for us to dominate games we need players with courage to have the ball, and Martin was very courageous.
"There is no blame on him. It's all part of our learning.
"He's obviously disappointed. He's a strong character, and he's disappointed now but all his teammates and the staff rallied around him."