"We lost our mojo in the game, not in general", he said.
"Away from home last season we were very good in the Champions League".
As the Champions League group stage approaches the final third, the qualification prospects of the English contingent are mixed.
"I think Liverpool underestimated us and consequently paid for that mistake".
City strolled to the Premier League title last campaign, registering 100 points and scoring 106 goals in the process.
"Maybe it's not been as good to look at but we've been effective at it but, yeah, maybe we are missing a bit of a spark in terms of not winning four or five-nil in most games".
The Reds must travel to Paris next up to take on PSG, but as we saw in the game at Anfield they are more than capable of beating the French champions and ruffling a few feathers. It's still in our hands and if we win our next two games we go through, but it was a great opportunity missed for us.
Strong, powerful in the air and seemingly an able striker of the ball, Pavkov's repertoire was too wide-ranging for Liverpool to cope with as he inspired the win with two completely different types of goal.
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Adam Lallana is certain Liverpool will react to the disappointment of defeat to Red Star Belgrade in the right way. "We will go for the other games, 100 percent". They have the three points, we have nothing.
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Adam Lallana nearly got Liverpool back in the game moments later but his header was deflected just wide, and Sturridge then fired wide from just inside the box.
"You don't forget about these results quickly", Robertson said. "Shaq is our player, we love him, and he will play for us a lot of times, but not on Tuesday".
Liverpool's trip to the Parc des Princes on 28 November has assumed greater importance for both teams after this week's results.
The pool is now wide open and with a hard trip to PSG followed by the visit of Napoli, the Reds need to up their level quickly if they are to navigate a path into the knockout stage.
"We are keen to be respectful and keen to avoid any distractions that would take focus away from a 90-minute-plus contest that is important for football and only football. We have everything we need to have another great season".