Andy Robertson lists all of the things wrong with Liverpool's performance
"It's as simple as that."
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson lists everything that went wrong against Brentford in a very honest interview and it's clear that the players are under no illusion about how bad things are.
Brentford beat Liverpool 3-1 in a fairly convincing win, especially in the first half when they constantly ripped through the Reds and caused havoc with set pieces.
With the Anfield faithful 2-0 down at the break, Jurgen Klopp didn't waste any time and hooked Virgil van Dijk, Harvey Elliot and Kostas Tsimikas at half time.
They did get the response they wanted, scoring early in the second half thanks to Oxlade-Chamberlain, but they couldn't keep up the intensity and Brentford got their third when they caught them on the break.
"Obviously we didn't do what we were supposed to do. It's as simple as that,” the full-back told Viaplay after the game.
"We didn't have any runners in-behind, we didn't have anyone high and wide, we didn't have anyone in spaces, we couldn't keep the ball, we lost the second balls, balls in-behind they dealt with, set-pieces they dealt with.
"So yeah, when you all add all those things up, you're never going to get a result at this place.
"We knew what Brentford are good at, it's not hard to work out what they're good at, and they're very consistent at it. We were prepared as to what we were expecting but obviously just struggled with it.
"Set-pieces were a huge weapon for them, the first two goals came from that, that's hugely disappointing from our point of view. You go in at half-time at 2-0 down and you have to fight an uphill battle."
Robertson did address the improvements made in the second half, with himself one of the substitutes brought on, but admits that it still wasn't good enough.
"We tried, the first 15-20 minutes of the second half I thought we pushed well, we got a goal, we obviously got one chalked off, we had a couple of half chances and then we started to commit more bodies forward the later it got and we got hit on the counter-attack," he said.
"I don't think we can have any complaints about the result today, about where the three points went, I think Brentford deserved it and that's why we find ourselves in the position that we're in."
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