"With the history we have in this competition, we start usually in the competition with the idea of winning it, to be honest," Jurgen Klopp told a press conference about the ambition to take Liverpool back to the Champions League next season.
"We reached the final a few times, didn't win the final that often, that's true, but we were there three times in the last few years and that's why I believe if you want to win the competition, you have to be outstanding. We weren't tonight, so that's why it's then fair that we go out.
"But of course, it is the competition and we want to be part of it every year. That's a massive task for us, we all know that.
"When we come back from the international break we have a proper football week ahead of us, I would say, with three games: City, Chelsea and Arsenal, which will then probably define what we get out of it.
"People might say we lost it in Bournemouth, but I think this week is a pretty decisive one, so we have to hope now the boys come back healthy, early enough, in the right shape and then we will try it."
As it stands, Liverpool are sixth in the Premier League table, six points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand. Newcastle and even Brighton also have chances to finish in the top four, however.
The Reds have not missed a single Champions League campaign since the 2016-17 season, the first full year under Klopp.