Manager Jurgen Klopp rotated his team and the Reds were a poorer team for it.
Adam Lallana was one of the players brought in, to make his first Champions League appearance of the season.
He didn't do much to help his cause, failing to standout in a lacklustre 0-0 draw.
The sole positive was Lallana completed 90 minutes, boosting his fitness, but he didn't really offer enough.
Playing out on the wing, Lallana had no shots at goal, and created no chances.
Mohamed Salah by comparison played the final 15 minutes as a substitute and carved out two opportunities.
A lack of match fitness and sharpness has blunted Lallana's attacking threat, and this match showed he remains well short of where he needs to be.
He could still have a role to play this season but he is not a starting option for the Reds against Manchester United this weekend.
Liverpool fans were not impressed with his performance, with some writing him off already...
I know this is a nothing game but Lallana is well off being a first 11 regular again— M.A (@Saruchiiiiii) March 6, 2018
I've rarely seen a player more useless than lallana— Headless Chicken (@perilladerafa) March 6, 2018
Can't wait for Lallana to leave this club.— Noor Patterson (@NoorPatty) March 6, 2018
The amount of attacks that Lallana kills whenever he plays is horrific— Daniel (@Dan_Lovelady) March 6, 2018
Lallana is finished. smh— double enteredher. (@greymattermann) March 6, 2018
Lallana is gone so bad ☹️ still love him but I miss pre injury Lallana.— Ria (@RubixRia) March 6, 2018
So used to watching Salah tear down the wings that Lallana looks painfully slow. Incredible how much this squad has improved— Parvin singh (@someguy1983) March 6, 2018