Liverpool defender Andy Robertson insisted that his team’s performances in recent weeks have “not been good enough”. The Reds have lost three of their last four games in all competitions, and saw their dream of a treble crumble against Chelsea on Tuesday night.
Liverpool lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge after a disappointing game on Tuesday night.
They wasted multiple good chances in the first period, before Willian opened the scoring for the home side.
The Brazilian fired a shot straight at second-string goalkeeper Adrian, but the stopper palmed the ball into the net.
Ross Barkley then doubled the scoring in the second half with an impressive effort from the edge of the area.
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The defeat for Liverpool came just days after they lost 3-0 to Watford in the Premier League, their first loss in the competition in over a year.
They are still fighting for a Champions League and Premier League double, having seen their chances of winning the treble fall apart.
The Reds take on Atletico Madrid in the second-leg of their Champions League Round of 16 next week, and need to overturn a 1-0 loss from the first leg in order to keep fighting to retain the title.
But after the defeat to Chelsea, Robertson warned that his team’s performances in recent weeks have been “not good enough”.
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The left-back took to Twitter to thank the travelling Reds fans for their support during the fixture at Stamford Bridge.
“It’s not been good enough from us the past couple of games but we’re going to keep putting in the hard work and come back better,” Robertson wrote.
“The fans were incredible again. We’ll hopefully repay your support!”
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp insisted that his side’s performance wasn’t too bad against Chelsea, but was really poor at Watford on Saturday.
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“The performance tonight was completely different [than] at Watford,” he said.
“Against Watford it was really bad, tonight it was not bad. Tonight it was a really super-intense game.
“We made seven changes and we knew it would be intense and that’s why we made the changes because it was clear a lot of sprints, spaces in midfield. How Chelsea plays, how we want to play, it was clear you need accelerations constantly.
“They offer that constantly and that’s why we had to make the changes, or we thought we have to make them. That performance tonight, I am not concerned about [it]. That’s football, if you make decisive mistakes then you lose football games.”
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