Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has every faith his players will bounce back from the Red Star Belgrade loss when they take on Fulham.
The Reds have made their finest ever start to a Premier League season – with eight wins and three draws in their opening 11 fixtures – but have lost both of their matches away from home in Europe’s principal club competition.
Defeat on Tuesday dented their hopes of progression through to the knockout stages and Klopp is eyeing a response when they return to domestic action against Fulham today.
He wants them to respond in the same vein as they did to their defeat at Napoli last month, after which they claimed a creditable draw with title rivals Manchester City.
Klopp said: “We have a wonderful perspective, it’s all good. We had a bad game, we can’t ignore that, but we have the confidence from the games before. “After Naples we played City, didn’t we? That was a good game and the reaction was right.
We don’t want to lose football games, you always have to show a reaction, that’s clear. “I’m not in doubt about the reaction. We have 27 points (in the Premier League), conceded five goals, done a lot of good things.
“It’s a very positive situation and if we had been in the same situation two years ago, people would have said it’s brilliant. “It’s no problem that people compare, but for us, it’s important we don’t do it.”