Yet, despite this, Wayne Rooney showed no signs of upset on Sunday - as he proved by sharing a rare family photograph.
The acclaimed sportsman, who became a father for the fourth time earlier this year, uploaded a sun-kissed holiday picture of is brood to Twitter, today.
His snap, which came just hours after LFC were defeated by Real Madrid, showed the proud dad alongside wife Colleen and their boys: Kai, Klay, Kit and Cass.
He captioned the snap with just two emojis - a camera and a smiling face, which is appropriate given how happy they all appear.
The picture was quickly 'liked' more than 4,000 times and generated nearly 300 re-tweets.