But Rodgers preferred to emphasise the positives and said: “It was an outstanding performance. This is a notoriously difficult place to get a result, even score a goal.
“So we were outstanding in the game but mistakes have cost us. It’s all part of our growth but it was important to see the confidence in the players.
“We kept pushing and no-one would deny we deserved to win the game.
“That has been the story of the season for us, but once we eliminate the errors – and we will do, no question about that – we will be a force because we have really talented players. Cut out mistakes and draws will turn into wins.
“The Aguero finish was unbelievable but we are bitterly disappointed he was even in that situation.”
Rodgers once again praised Jamie Carragher, who followed his gutsy performance in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal with another fine display.
“Jamie Carragher has had two big games this week and two big performances against top, top players,” said Rodgers. “Aguero is one of the best in the world but he marshalled and controlled everything.
“Steven Gerrard seems to get better and better as season goes on, it was an incredible goal from him.
“The senior players are vital for us, we have talented young players that are going to need time to grow, but senior players have been outstanding and performing consistently.”
Sturridge’s goal was his fourth in six games since arriving at Anfield last month, but the 23-year-old is expected to be withdrawn from international duty this week having injured his thigh during the first half yesterday.
“He got a knock just before half-time on his thigh,” said Rodgers. “He wanted to give it a go in the second half but he will be a doubt for the game on Wednesday.
"He’s going to have a chat with our doctors and they will speak with the England set-up. They may want to have a look at him to see how serious it is but at the moment he’s obviously struggling.”
Raheem Sterling, meanwhile, has withdrawn from England under-21 duty this week.