"We couldn't believe it" - Robertson left shell-shocked after Reds' Villa Park debacle
Liverpool fell to one of their heaviest ever defeats at Villa Park on Sunday night in a game that bemused Reds fans and players alike.
Aston Villa turned in a fantastic performance, winning 7-2 and, all things considered, it could have been a lot worse for Liverpool.
When interviewed after the game, Scotland captain Andy Robertson had no excuses for what he admitted was an “embarrassing” result for The Reds.
“At times we couldn’t believe it, to be honest. We weren’t good enough. We never won our second balls, we never won our challenges, we never scored from the chances we did create in the first half, because we did have a few. Then we end up with a result like this. They took pretty much every chance they’ve had and all credit goes to Aston Villa, unfortunately. They were better than us. Every competition on the pitch they won and when that happens you’re never going to win a game of football. That result as a Liverpool player is embarrassing.”
Robertson also discussed Klopp’s message at half-time and how disappointed the team was that they played just as poorly after the break.
“The manager’s message at half-time was clear and that was, ‘Go and win the second half and if it’s enough that’s fine, and if not we will deal with it.’ But the fact we then go out and concede as many goals in the second half as well, that scoreline becomes embarrassing when you play for this club, it’s not acceptable and that’s something we all have to deal with. But we are a tight group. We are a group that gets on very well and we are a whole club that gets on very well and it’s time now that we make sure that this performance doesn’t happen again. Forget about the result, because they took every chance, but the performance simply wasn’t good enough and we need to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”
All Premier League teams now enter the international break. Liverpool’s next game is the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park against top-of-the-table Everton. That game kicks off at 12:30 on Saturday, September 17th.
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