The embarrassing statistic that sums up Liverpool's Champions League so far

Liverpool can still progress from the group stages of the competition but that should not sugarcoat their disastrous campaign so far.

Many Liverpool fans feel last night was an improvement on their 3-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Chief among them was Jamie Carragher on Twitter after the game, who summed things up the following way:

But if a 2-2 draw against FC Ludogorets is seen as a success for the Anfield outfit, Liverpool have fallen even further than their terrible season suggests.

Yes, the Reds can still qualify for the Champions League knockout stages and a win against Basel could even remind Liverpool fans of the glorious campaign of '05, when Steven Gerrard's late 'what a hit, son' goal against Olympiakos salvaged progression from the group.

But there can be no denying that their European campaign so far has been disastrous - the worst in recent memory.

And one statistic from last night's match sums that up perfectly.

  MatchChances CreatedMins Played
Svetoslav Dyakov Ludogorets vs Liverpool 5 90
Fábio Espinho Ludogorets vs Liverpool 5 81
  Chances CreatedAppearances
Ludogorets 12 1
Liverpool 5 1

Indeed, as Opta data shows, two Ludogorets players both created as many chances as Liverpool did as a team.

The Reds may have impressed to have scored twice from just five chances created - certainly a positive. But, when Brendan Rodgers' defence is as bad as it is, the Anfield side simply have to do more in the final third.

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