Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was left frustrated with his side’s performance after they went down to a 3-1 defeat away to West Ham United on Saturday, Sky
The Reds were two goals down after just seven minutes, with Winston Reid turning the ball home from close range following a header across goal from centre-back partner James Tomkins, before Diafra Sakho lifted a cross-cum shot over the helpless Simon Mignolet.
A stunned Liverpool looked to get back in the game, and pulled one back on 26 minutes when Raheem Sterling’s stinging shot found the corner of Adrian’s net. The visitors then put pressure on during the second half with Mario Balotelli forcing a save, but West Ham sealed victory late on when Morgan Amalfitano poked the ball past Mignolet.
The result means that Liverpool have now lost three of their opening five Premier League matches this season, and afterwards Rodgers said: “We are obviously a team that is associated with coming out quickly, but for some reason we just didn’t get going.
‘In fairness to West Ham, they came out and put us under pressure on the ball and we were just unable to play around that. Before we knew it, we were 2-0 down and from that point it was very difficult for us.
“The standard of our play was nowhere near what we would expect. Our passing and composure today was too short, there were too many long passes and overall our performance wasn’t at the required level.”
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