Mar 16, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
Southampton
3-1
Liverpool
Schneiderlin (6'), Rodriguez (80'), Lambert (33')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Coutinho (45')
Suárez (90')

Brendan Rodgers bemoans poor defending

Rodgers bemoans poor defending
© PA Photos
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits that his side had a bad day at the office during their 3-1 defeat to Southampton this afternoon.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his side did not play well during their 3-1 defeat to Southampton this afternoon.

The Reds found themselves 2-0 down within 32 minutes courtesy of goals from Morgan Schneiderlin and Rickie Lambert and, despite pulling one back before the break, it was a deficit that they couldn't overturn.

Jay Rodriguez secured the points for Southampton when he advanced unchallenged into the area to beat Brad Jones in the second attempt, and Rodgers was unhappy with his side's defending throughout.

"We just weren't very good. It was as simple as that. If you start a game the way we started it then it is very difficult at this level to get back. We only started to play when we were 2-0 down. We got it back to 2-1 and we were better in the second half but then conceded another very poor goal," said Rodgers.

"Today was a poor day at the office. The problem is we have to live with it for a couple of weeks now. When you concede the goals we conceded today it is always going to be difficult to win games.

"It's something I know that we need to improve. We need to develop as a group. Today we didn't defend or play as well as we can. I know the areas where we can improve."

The result leaves Liverpool seventh in the Premier League table, five points off fifth-placed Arsenal.

Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin scores during his side's Premier League clash with Liverpool on March 16, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Dominant Saints see off Liverpool
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account