Michael Owen has criticised Mohamed Salah for failing to score against Real Madrid at Anfield after the Egyptian forward missed a number of good chances.
The Reds crashed out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stages following the 0-0 draw at Anfield on Wednesday, with Madrid comfortably winning 3-1 on aggregate.
Salah was presented with a glorious opportunity to get his side back in the tie after just two minutes when he raced onto a ball which was cushioned into his path by Sadio Mane, but he could only shoot straight at Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois from inside the box.
And speaking on BT Sport, Owen said there was no excuse for Salah not hitting the net, describing it as an easy chance.
"There are so many good chances in the first-half but I can’t help but think that the first one of them from Mo Salah, the difficulty level of that is not high at all," he said.
In the second period Salah was presented with another good chance with 20 minutes to go, but he was unable to get the ball out from under his feet and eventually his effort was blocked and cleared.
Owen added: "Mo Salah has taken three or four touches to get the ball out of his feet. Don't get me wrong, he played well today, I thought he looked sharp, Liverpool looked sharp all the way but those tiny little differences in the 18-yard box made all the difference."
Liverpool's hopes of winning silverware this season are now over, and they will turn their attentions towards attempting to ensure they don't miss out on Champions League football for next season.
The Reds currently sit in sixth place in the table but are only three points off a place in the top four in what could be a thrilling race to finish in the qualifying spots for Europe.