That is the view of ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley, who says that Jurgen Klopp told his players to be more conservative at Anfield.
The Reds struggled to break down their stubborn German opponents for most of the night and lacked creativity in the final third.
Klopp’s men now have it all to do in the second leg in Munich although they will at least be buoyed at the fact they did not concede an away goal.
But according to Burley, Liverpool were a little too conservative and should have gone of the jugular early on – something that worked well for them last season.
The Reds made it all the way to the Champions League final in the last campaign, blowing teams like Manchester City, Porto, and Roma away early on in games.
“Last year’s Liverpool were far more dynamic,” Burley to ESPN FC.
“They have been like that at some times this season but Klopp has brought the reins in a little bit.
“If you watch them this year they haven’t been flying out of the blocks as often as last year.
“They have been a little bit more conservative and actually I think tonight it needed a bit of the Liverpool of last year.
“It absolutely needed to get the Anfield crowd buzzing from the first minute and put them under pressure.”
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol agreed and insisted that the home side paid the price for changing their approach.
“I don’t know why it panned out the way it did,” her added. “What we are used to is straight off the bat, going after it.”