Andy Robertson confirms Liverpool followers’ worst fears with brutal actuality verify

Andy Robertson has apologised to Liverpool supporters and admitted they’ve been getting worse in current weeks.

The Reds’ season of struggles continued on Sunday as they have been crushed 2-1 by Brighton, ending their defence of the FA Cup. Jurgen Klopp’s aspect had solely reached the fourth spherical advantage of some contentious officiating towards Wolves earlier this month.

And regardless of getting the rub of the inexperienced once more on the Amex, they suffered defeat after Kaoru Mitoma scored an injury-time winner. Liverpool have been thrashed by the Seagulls within the Premier League a fortnight in the past, and although they did put a sterner problem this time round, few might argue they deserved a victory.

Talking after their elimination from each home cup competitions was confirmed, Robertson pulled no punches in his evaluation. The Scottish defender stated they have been having points at each ends of the pitch, points which have solely worsened because the flip of the 12 months.

“We have to begin successful video games,” he advised ITV Sport. “It’s simple to say, however more durable to repair and it’s confirmed that means. This season has been nowhere close to ok, on the flip of the 12 months we needed a brand new begin. Nevertheless it’s not obtained off to that…it’s most likely been worse.

“Within the league we’ve not been ok, we misplaced within the League Cup to Man Metropolis by one aim and now we’re out of each cups. It’s actually disappointing. You possibly can’t put your finger on one factor as a result of it’s greater than that and it’s about placing a efficiency collectively the place all this stuff click on.

He added: “You possibly can inform we aren’t as assured in entrance of aim and you may inform that defensively we’re too open. We have to get the arrogance again, but it surely’s simpler stated than finished. The one means we choose up outcomes is you need to rating targets and you’ve got to have the ability to maintain clear sheets and we’re not managing that.

Kaoru Mitoma scored a late winner to beat Liverpool
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“We’re not managing to try this and we have to do it rapidly. However we maintain saying that and that doesn’t assist the followers. I really feel sorry for them, we aren’t placing a present on them in the mean time.”

Liverpool really took the lead towards Brighton with Harvey Elliott including to his aim towards Wolves in final week’s replay. However that benefit lasted lower than 10 minutes when Tariq Lamptey’s strike discovered the underside nook, through a Lewis Dunk deflection.

Each side then had possibilities after the break, earlier than Ibrahima Konate and Fabinho have been each lucky to keep away from pink playing cards. Konate escaped additional punishment regardless of showing to cease a goalscoring alternative, while Fabinho was solely given a yellow for an unpleasant problem on Evan Ferguson.

Robertson apologised to supporters after Liverpool’s FA Cup exit

However the hosts had the final snort in stoppage time when Mitoma expertly took down a cross earlier than firing previous Alisson. I assumed it was a correct cup tie, finish to finish and either side had possibilities,” Robertson stated.

“I assumed we have been extra aggressive than we have been two weeks in the past, however that didn’t take a lot – we have been nowhere close to it two weeks in the past.

“Barely higher immediately, we had some possibilities and have been a bit extra compact, however we’re going out of the cup and that’s exhausting to take whenever you’re at a membership like Liverpool. The followers anticipate us to go far in competitions and we’ve not managed it.”


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