Jurgen Klopp has lauded Swansea for their display against his men, believing it was a well deserved victory for the hosts.
The Liverpool manager had to rest players and hand youngsters a rare start, with the second leg of their UEL against Villarreal looming.
Swansea took advantage and went into the halftime break, 2-0 up, Benteke could not initiate a comeback, as Klopp’s men lost 3-1.
“It is a deserved defeat because of our performance today,” Klopp told BT Sport.
“I think the only real chance was at 2-1, we were in the game, we had a better situation than in the first half.
“In the first half we gave away a lot of easy balls, it was too easy for Swansea. We changed [at half-time], at 2-1 it was ok, but then [it was quickly] 3-1. It was not our day today.
“The performance [was not good enough], effort was not the problem, we played like we played, we could have played much better with this line-up but we didn’t.”