Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool's defending for Bournemouth's equalising goal on Wednesday night made him "nearly vomit", while revealing Philippe Coutinho came off in the 2-2 draw because he was ill.
Liverpool had no shortage of chances to kill the game off during the second half and were made to rue their wastefulness when Joshua King found space inside the box to tuck home a dramatic late equaliser.
Reds head coach Jurgen Klopp faces a midfield crisis as captain Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana are both out for the game.
"Then it's a second ball after a set piece and that made me almost vomit". That's, of course, not nice, but we have to take it. "But I will find a solution for this".
Coutinho scored Liverpool's first in the game, before Divock Origi added their second on the hour mark.
"But on the other hand, we probably have scored the most goals in the Premier League so far, so it's part of the game that we try to create moments all the time".
"I should have explained better". The boys are obviously not my sons but the situation is not too different - it's my responsibility.
"There's nothing else I think about". The Reds talisman has been their get out of jail free card on more than his fair share of occasions and even if he's only fit enough for the bench it'll be a blow to their cause. "We have a good formation", he said.
"We will see what happens".
Liverpool will be disappointed after a late equalizer from Josh King led to the Reds dropping more points against a bottom half side.
Stoke will be eyeing Liverpool's defensive record with excitement ahead of this one.
"It's not what we wanted but could have been worse, actually".
"It was clear it would not be ideal tonight but, of course, we could have found this one counter-attack to close the game".
The point may prove crucial for Bournemouth given the form of the sides beneath them in the table and they are now seven clear of the relegation zone with just seven fixtures remaining.
The news comes as a hammer blow to Liverpool's Champions League qualification hopes, with the Anfield club now just six points ahead of fifth placed Arsenal, having played two games more.
"It's a sign that the group is maturing and getting better".