Harry Kane could not hide his frustration as he left Anfield on Sunday night following Tottenham’s defeat.
Kane was twice offered the chance to put a positive spin on a battling Spurs performance, but on both occasions said he could find no encouragement in a sixth defeat of the season.
“I don’t think [there were positives],” said the England captain, who stunned the League leaders by giving Spurs a 47-second lead.
“Whenever you lose, you can never be encouraged. We battled, but you expect that at this level in every game. It’s disappointing being 1-0 up at half-time, being ahead and not being able to see it through.”
Asked if the performance could be seen as another step forward following the 5-0 win over Red Star Belgrade, Kane said: “When you lose a game, it’s not a step forward. It showed we’ve got to work hard to win in the Premier League. It’s disappointing, so we’ll assess it this week and see where we can improve and take it into Everton next week.”
Kane’s 16th goal of the season for club and country was a brilliant piece of contortion after Heung-min Son’s deflected shot rattled the upright, but he was starved of service afterwards as Liverpool pegged Spurs back in their own half.
Kane has been increasingly forthright about Tottenham’s malaise this season and after the 2-2 draw at Olympiacos last month he demanded more maturity from his team-mates and said he could not understand why they keep making the same mistakes.
His downbeat demeanour on Sunday suggested he is no closer to answers eight matches later.