It might not be the end of the world, two more dropped points against a bottom-half side, but for Nathaniel Clyne it wasn't a result to engender a great deal of positivity. Liverpool were the better side on the night and fought back after going behind early. But in the end, it didn't matter. In the end it was more dropped points.
"Disappointed, obviously," was Clyne's no-nonsense response when asked about the 2-2 draw. "With us going behind and doing well to turn it round and getting into the lead, we looked like we were comfortable. For them to come and score in the last minutes is difficult to take. But we've got to focus on the next game now."
Liverpool have struggled against the sides behind them in the table, and that's not something that has been lost on the players. As disappointingly predictable as last night's result may have seemed to the fans, the players were feeling the same way or more so. Still, while disappointing, a draw isn't the end of Liverpool's season.
"There are no easy games in the Premier League," Clyne added. "Whether we do struggle the lower sides, we're doing all we can on the field and in training to turn it around and win every game that we play in. There are seven more games left to play in and we're confident that we can go into those games and get maximum points."
Next up is Stoke on Saturday, with the Potters 12th and level on points with Leicester City, the top side in the standings to have beaten Liverpool this season. After that is West Brom, and given they currently sit eighth and are the top standing team the Reds have left to face, that might be the match fans are most confident about.
Liverpool then round out the season with Watford, Southampton, West Ham, and Middlesbrough knowing that they will need to win most of those matches to feel comfortable about their chances of finishing in the top four and returning to the Champions League next season.