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Rodgers felt the team, which contained nine Englishmen, one of them a debutant in Conor Coady, and had an average age of just under 24, had performed well. The defeat means Liverpool concede top spot in the group to Anzhi.
The manager, asked whether bringing Gerrard and the others would have made a difference, said: “Not at all. I think that is a little disrespectful to the players who are here. They have been magnificent and I thought they did really well and we just got punished for a mistake.
“That led to us losing the game but I don’t think it was anything to do with Suárez, Gerrard, Joe Allen, Martin Skrtel or Daniel Agger not being here. It was just one of those things. We will take it as a team, we are disappointed but there are so many positives from tonight.”
Traoré’s goal came when he turned Sebastián Coates and lobbed the goalkeeper Brad Jones for his fourth goal in six matches.
Rodgers said the players know what went wrong and he felt the team he picked had justified his selection. “We are disappointed with the result. I thought the players put everything into the game,” he added. “Tactically our concentration was very good. We controlled the game for 44 minutes and 50 seconds of the first half. We made a bad mistake and got punished and that is the level.
“It was more of the same [in the] second half. We had chances and there is real disappointment in the changing room and I felt for the players.
“We were up against a good side with top players and we held our own. Some of the young players were terrific and we are disappointed not to have got something from it.
“It was a mistake late on in the half. We just have to do that better, [be better] at defending it once he [Traore] has turned.
“That is something the players involved know themselves so it is nothing they need to be told.”
The Anzhi manager, Guus Hiddink, was happy to gain revenge for their defeat at Anfield a fortnight ago.
“They had a young side but that does not mean they were not experienced as some of those players play frequently in the Premier League,” he said. “They were good players, skilful players who were tactically good.
“They tested us but we also have some young players so it’s a good result for us.
“We didn’t finish it off in the second half, we had two big opportunities, but it was an interesting game on a very bad pitch.
“They tested us so we have to be happy with this result.”
Coady, who captained England Under-17s to their first European Championship title in 2010 and has progressed through the club’s academy, played his first game in an icy-cold Lokomotiv Stadium. Adam Morgan made only his second start and was given the difficult job of leading the line.
In the first half, chances were at a premium, which made it all the more remarkable that when presented with a shooting opportunity by Morgan, Jordan Henderson declined to do so in the 23rd minute.
At the other end the former Barcelona forward Samuel Eto’o forced Jones into a good save from Yuri Zhirkov’s cross.
The substitutes Suso and Dani Pacheco, on for Morgan and Coady, gave the Liverpool forward line some more youthful impetus but the hosts remained the more threatening with Jones making another good save from a Traoré header.