Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his side are still in with a fighting chance of turning around their 2-0 Europa League last-32 deficit to Zenit St Petersburg.
Having missed a number of chances – with top scorer Luis Suarez being the main culprit – the Reds went behind to Hulk’s brilliant long-range effort after 70 minutes with substitute Sergei Semak adding the second moments later.
It leaves Liverpool’s hopes of progress in the balance in the return leg next week but Rodgers remains optimistic.
“There is no way the tie is over, not by a long shot. We are more than capable of getting the goals back,” he said.
“I think the next goal is vitally important for us and what gives us hope is we created enough to win the game.
“If we get it early it can create the momentum for us.”