Substitute Divock Origi struck deep into stoppage time to condemn Wolverhampton Wanderers to their first defeat in four games.
Bruno Lage’s side were 60 seconds away from becoming the first team to stop Liverpool scoring all season when up popped Origi who turned and fired low and hard past Sa - sending those wearing the gold & black to their knees.
The players were visibly devastated at the full-time whistle. It was a monstrous effort from Lage’s side to keep Jurgen Klopp’s men at bay for 90+ minutes and to concede so late on was hard to take.
And the boss believes his side deserved something for their efforts but says they won’t dwell on it and instead take it as a learning curve.
“We win together we lose together,” said Lage.
“I think we did a solid performance but after when you get into the end of the game and extra time you cannot lose that ball the way we lose it.
“Especially as our job and our strategy was never gift the position to them. It was to be ready every time.
“When you lose the ball, you don’t give the position for them. I don’t remember a position for Liverpool [throughout the 90 minutes] that’s why it was so important first that we pressed and when we have the ball to find the right spaces.
“What I’ve seen, it’s frustrating. When I see my players faces, they deserve to not lose the game.
“It was more hard for me to see their faces in the end than the goal but we move on - this is football, we have the opposite taste against Aston Villa.
“They try to learn. We have a young team with young players they need to understand every time in moments of the game so to keep going for sure with what happened today with this game.
“Today we played one of the best teams in the world and next week we are going to play again against one of the best teams in the world.”
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