Ronald Koeman: 'Result difficult to take'

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman reveals his disappointment following Sunday's 2-1 loss to Liverpool.

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman has admitted that Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool was a difficult result to take.

The Saints dominated much of the second half at Anfield and entered the final 10 minutes on level terms after Nathaniel Clyne had cancelled out a strike from Raheem Sterling.

However, Daniel Sturridge scored late on for the home side to secure them all the points.

"It's difficult and I'm very disappointed about the final score," he told BBC Sport.

"We played a great second half and had the best chances. We deserved not to lose today but that's football. We had the best chances with Steven Davis and Shane Long and we deserved that goal, but the final score is what counts.

"We had a lot of changes in the team but we brought in quality players. The rumours were that we would be worse than last season but I don't agree with that. The performance was very good and it gives the boys a lot of confidence. We need one or two players more, a winger. The club is working hard."

Koeman took charge of the Saints earlier this summer following Mauricio Pochettino's switch to Tottenham Hotspur.

Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
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