Liverpool fell to a 2-0 defeat at Napoli in the opening group game of their Champions League campaign.
It was a disappointing start for Jurgen Klopp's defending champions. In an RTÉ Twitter poll conducted earlier in the evening, the Reds had been voted the overwhelming favourites to go furthest in the competition of all four English clubs competing.
Afterwards, Darragh Maloney, David Meyler, Liam Brady and Didi Hamann picked the bones of the contest on RTÉ's Soccer Social programme.
"Napoli definitely deserved to win the game," said former Republic of Ireland midfielder Meyler.
"I think they were better over the 90 minutes. It's a good reality check for Liverpool. Tonight was a very tough match. It'll be a chance for them to regain focus because it was a tough game."
Hamann echoed those sentiments. "It'll be a wake-up call for them," the German added. "I don't think it was down to complacency; they just looked a bit laboured in everything they did. I wouldn't worry about them too much. On the other hand, they've lost their last four group games away from home now (in the Champions League)."
Brady believes Liverpool could have won it, and expects them to bounce back.
"I thought they had their chances on the break, but for the first time the three up front didn't really do it. Normally if tow aren't doing it, one rescues the situation, but all three tonight were out of sorts."
Watch the full discussion - plus interviews with Virgil van Dijk and Klopp - below.
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