Jurgen Klopp blamed the wind after Liverpool conquered the championship lead after a Merseyside derby defeat of Everton.
Liverpool were forced to draw 0-0 in their domestic rivals, who now include Klopp's side, one point behind Manchester City in the Premier League table.
Mohamed Salah and Fabinho wereted good opportunities at Goodison Park as the Reds lost control of the title race with nine remaining games.
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"It's okay, a very difficult game for a variety of reasons, a ferocious opponent," said Klopp opposite Sky Sports postmatch. "I know that people do not like it when I say that, but the wind came from all directions and you can see that in many situations it did not help a football game, especially when the ball was in the air and that was one Crowd.
"In a game that was really hard to control because of the two things I said – three or four really big chances, I'm not sure if they count as shots on goal – – Mo, it was really big, Fabinho was really big.
"It's a 0-0 in a derby, we did not beat Everton. But of course that's not exactly what we wanted, but it's something that is [that] easy to accept because, as I said, it's a difficult game.
Salah, Liverpool's top scorer this season, has missed the last four games In each half, he missed opportunities against Everton.
Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford denied the Egyptian international after 28 minutes before beating Michael Keane a bad contact one last time in the end was helped.
"When you see the situation, he does everything right at the last moment [until]," said Klopp. "We had our moments. There is no reason to take it or not to take it.
"There are all different things, it's really the pitch sometimes, the boys are able to judge situations like this, but it's one inch on the boot."
"Day he counts two or three and today Not. That's all that happened. Stay cool and play football, fight for everything and in the end everything will be fine. That's the way it is.
"There is nothing to worry about, we have to take the situation as it is, four days ago we talked about the free flowing Liverpool team, it's all good."
"We have to show stability all the time – that's how we did it again – and fight for the result. Nothing really happened, otherwise we have one more point and that is still positive.
Klopp pulled off striker Sadio Mane for midfielder Adam Lallana in the 84th minute and when asked if the series should risk more, the German snapped.
"I'm really disappointed with your question. It's football – we're not playing a Playstation, "he said.
" Do you think we did not take enough risks today? Was there a draw we did not want to win? Create an additional attacker and make football changes? It's not like that, come on.
"We're offensive enough, football does not work that way, there are nine games ahead of us, and we're not losing our nerve, obviously not like you."  When the reporter suggested that he might have attacked another attacker, Klopp said it was not the time to make a carefree approach.
"You can not start with four or five striker-style strikers without doing anything other than trying to score," he added.
"We're an offensive team and that's fine, we take a risk, no doubt, but it's not like that, it's not the moment we say," Come on, throw everything in this Direction.
"You can not play in the Premier League. We're playing Burnley next week, and if we play offensively, they kill us 100 percent in a counter-attack.
"We take all risks, but you can not take more than 100 percent risk, it's not about going crazy."