Arsenal climbed to fourth in the table after their win over Manchester United, while both Spurs and Chelsea dropped points, with defeat against Southampton and a draw against Wolves, respectively. With Chelsea chasing a point, Jorginho was substituted as Chelsea changed to a 4-2-3-1 formation, prompting jeers from many fans in Stamford Bridge.
"When you have to play only 10 matches, every match you are not able to win is a missed opportunity", Sarri said.
"We needed to move faster, without the ball and in the space behind the line".
"We were a bit unlucky because we conceded the goal in their first situation inside our box after 55 minutes", he said.
"And so if there are no spaces, it's very hard to score if you play with five or six touches against a very physical team with 11 players in the last 20 metres".
"I think we had a click and we said we have to do it together - we still have three or four months to play and we want to finish in the top four". You know, I had many opportunities to leave and I made a decision to stay to make my own story and win the Champions League here.
"For many years, [people] were not happy because Chelsea were winning without playing very good football and now Chelsea is playing very good football and sometimes we don't win so people are not happy". We can't keep taking five or six touches.
"We were unlucky on that, but on the other hand we need to improve in attack against teams who defend with 11 players".
"Then, for the last 20 minutes, Jorginho is not suitable for a 4-2-3-1, so (taking him off) was a outcome of changing system, not the performance". It is hard to score playing with four or five touches.
In a first half played in strong wind and hailstorms, Liverpool took the lead when Sadio Mane curled a shot past Heaton. It's not easy of course, the problem wasn't the system but our way of playing.
"I just don't trust them, not sure what we're going to get".
"Hazard is a great player, he can solve this situation, but during the match was like the other players".