After defeat to Chelsea, Mascherano told Liverpoolfc.tv: "It is very painful. We showed character and personality, so it's difficult to take because we played well and lost.
"We played at Anfield and the result was not so good, but here at Stamford Bridge we gave everything. We couldn't have done more.
"We thought we could go on to win the game after Fernando Torres scored because we had two or three chances but everything changed with the penalty.
"This time was not for us but I will go home knowing that we played well and gave everything.
"If we continue the way we have, we will bring titles to Liverpool. This is a young team and today we showed character. We played well and now we need to continue improving."