Liverpool may have failed to win against Ludogorets Razgrad on Wednesday, but it’s not all doom and gloom, according to Gary Neville.
The former Manchester United defender has highlighted some positives for the Reds from the Champions League Group B clash.
“The goals they’ve conceded tonight are poor, but there were some good traits in that performance,” Neville told Sky Sports. “They looked a lot more solid.
"In the last few weeks you watch Liverpool and they think they can be like last year – I think tonight there was something of a retreat, and a retreat in the selection to pick more solid characters, more solid players who are a bit more dependable.
"They were knocking balls forward into Rickie Lambert who was bringing people into play, and the big plus tonight was Sterling looking like he’s actually back to what is something like Raheem Sterling form – beating players and getting in behind.”
There were some positives in Liverpool’s display in Bulgaria as Neville points out, but the fact of the matter is that they failed to win and conceded a late equaliser.
Liverpool conceded an early goal and went ahead at the break, but two minutes from full time they failed to stop Georgi Terziev’s header from going in.
The 2-2- draw in Sofia leaves Liverpool in a precarious position in the Champions League. Brendan Rodgers’s side are currently third in Group B with four points from as many matches, two points behind second-placed Basel.
In their final match of the group stage, Liverpool will need to beat Basel at Anfield to qualify for the last 16.