Liverpool star Gini Wijnaldum admits loss at home to Everton is “painful”.
The outcome was the first time Everton has won at Anfield since 1999.
Wijnaldum said, “You know what the derby means for the club, the supporters, the players – it means a lot and the loss is extra painful.
“The first goal we conceded, we tried to keep possession when the long ball came instead of clearing it away. In the first couple of minutes you should take less risk, a pass through the defence and they scored. One more chance after that and we were the better team.
“Losing players during the season upset us a lot. We cannot play the victims, we have to deal with the situation and not feel sorry for ourselves. We have to give until the end of the season, it is painful and you could see if on the faces of the players. That is the situation we are in right now and we have to deal with it.
“Winning games in the Premier League is always difficult and the injuries don’t make it easier, we still have a squad who can change it around and we have to work harder to change it around.”