James Milner admits Liverpool "didn’t get going" in the 2-0 home loss to Atalanta, while they couldn't get one shot on target.
Josip Ilicic and Robin Gosens scored the goals in the second half, although Atalanta in general controlled circumstances at Anfield in the Champions League.
We didn't get going. We know it was a poor performance and that we were pretty flat,
“A lot of players have not played together and the schedule is busy. Sometimes you have to try and get a win without being your best but we didn't have that sharpness."
We are still top of the group so we have to recover and go again at the weekend. The effort is always there. They took their chances at the right time. The whole game we were maybe a second late on the press and created very few chances.
It’s a very tight group now, as Liverpool stays top on nine points, after Atalanta and Ajax on seven each.
It was one of those nights where we didn't produce our best. We need to move on from it pretty quickly because we have a lot of games coming up. It's in our hands and we have to look where we can improve.