But having returned to the Champions League group stages after a three-year absence, they'll want to focus on the positives.
"He's more likely targeting the League Cup against Leicester for a start".
The Spanish club have made significant changes since last season, bringing in a host of new players this summer and replacing departed coach Jorge Sampaoli with Eduardo Berizzo.
"There were a few eyebrows raised at Barca's £120m valuation and he will have to shine in the Champions League to show he is truly worth that kind of money".
Pic: Getty ImagesLiverpool fans will have to wait until an hour before kick-off against Sevilla to find out if Philippe Coutinho is returning to first-team action after manager Jurgen Klopp offered a tantalising update on his status. I think he did.
At times, it feels as if Klopp has spent two years, and a lot of money, recreating the Liverpool team which nearly won the Premier League under Rodgers four seasons ago.
The playmaker has returned to full training at Melwood since participating for Brazil in the recent worldwide break, but was left out of the squad for the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City on the weekend.
"They have all our respect", Klopp said.
Although Philippe Coutinho was given some game time during the global break with Brazil, the midfield maestro is yet to play a game for Liverpool this season in the Premier League.
Then I would expect to see Coutinho starting against Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday, when his invention and guile would be very useful to unlock the door against opponents who will come to Anfield intent on defending.
"However, the European nights are back at Liverpool without the strain of the play-offs so the magic back should be back".