Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that he is satisfied with his side following their 0-0 draw with Southampton at St. Mary's in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Reds were on top for the majority of the contest on the South Coast, but failed to convert their dominance into goals with Roberto Firmino and Nathaniel Clyne notably spurning great opportunities for the visitors, who missed out on the chance to stretch their lead at the top of the table.
Several Liverpool players were away on international duty over the last week, with some only arriving back as late as Thursday.
However, Klopp refused to put the stalemate down to tiredness and fatigue and was pleased with the performance of his players under the circumstances.
"We decided to buy players from Brazil, or with the longest distance, so that's the situation, we cannot change it," he said.
"There is nothing to think about. We have to use the seconds and minutes from when the plane lands and the next game starts, it's a challenge but it was possible.
"We had no session to prepare because guys came back too late, so we used the first half to prepare for the second half.
"We did well. We had three really big chances and it should be enough, but it's not a problem.
"My experience tells me that usually a game like this you lose when you are not ready to fight, and we were ready to fight, even for the draw. We deserved a point as minimum so I'm completely fine."