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Marco Streller scores the winner for FC Basel against LiverpoolReuters

Liverpool just cannot get out of that we're-nowhere-at-the-moment gear and the latest result to go against them came in Switzerland as FC Basel pulled off a brilliant 1-0 victory over the English Premier League side in a Group B match of the Champions League.

The Reds looked disjointed and devoid of ideas, as they missed the strike duo – Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge -- who got them to the Champions League last season, yet again.

Marco Streller was the man to give FC Basel that vital goal, seven minutes into the second half, latching onto a loose ball inside the Liverpool area to thump the ball into the net.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard gave an honest assessment of his team's performance at St. Jakob-Park on Wednesday.

"I think we created a good few openings where you would expect us to go and score, but we didn't deserve anything out of this game today," Gerrard told to Sky Sports.

"I thought we were too soft all over the pitch. I thought they wanted it more, which is very disappointing. Conceding again from a setpiece isn't good enough, so we need to get it right. You're not going to win a football match if you keep conceding from setpieces.

"I thought we were second best at times tonight. I think they are an okay team, but I wouldn't say we were blown off the park or that they were fantastic tonight. We made it easy for them and we wanted something out of this game -- at least a draw. We came for the win, I expected us to win, so it was very disappointing."

Liverpool are now stuck on three points, which came via that last-gasp victory over Ludogorets on matchday one, with Basel, who continue to enjoy a good record against English opposition having beaten Chelsea and Tottenham in previous seasons, also joining them with the same point total after two group games.

Real Madrid look to be running away with Group B after their fighting 2-1 win over Ludogorets, and it might just come down between Liverpool and Basel for the second spot, even if Ludogorets cannot be ruled out after their two impressive performances.

"It was always going to be a group that would probably go right to the end -- certainly for the second position," Rodgers was quoted as saying by the club's official website.

"We're under no illusion that the next couple of games are tough games. But our objective is still to qualify, get through and into the knockout stages. That's still the focus for us.

"It was a disappointing result for us tonight, but our next game will be a great occasion for us at Anfield. We're really looking forward to that now because in this competition in particular your home games are very important.

"No matter who it is, we will go into the game with a positive mindset. Hopefully at the end of the group stage, we'll qualify - because that's our aim."

Basel vs Liverpool 1-0 by mysoulmate301

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