Liverpool vice-captain Jordan Henderson admits the lesson they were taught by Real Madrid shows just how much they have to improve to compete with Europe's elite.
Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Liverpool last night saw him extend his run of scoring in consecutive games to double figures.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli will be reprimanded by manager Brendan Rodgers after swapping shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe with his side 3-0 down at half-time.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher does not believe Mario Balotelli will remain with the club next season, and has labelled the controversial forward a panic buy.
Cristiano Ronaldo saluted another "fantastic" Real Madrid performance as the European champions claimed a comprehensive 3-0 win at Liverpool.
Ronaldo himself was in scintillating form, opening the scoring in their Champions League Group B encounter midway through the first half with a tremendous half-volley finish from James Rodriguez's delightful chip.
Real Madrid showed exactly why they are European champions and how far Liverpool have fallen down the pecking order with a 3-0 victory in a display which oozed class at Anfield.