Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has conceded that his side lacked creativity and paid for their mistakes in the 3-0 loss to West Ham.
The Reds were humbled at Anfield on Saturday afternoon, while Philippe Coutinho saw red for two bookable offences in what was miserable performance in general.
“The first goal was critical in the game, so to concede that was disappointing and then we made a mistake for the second. So all of a sudden, a team that wants to sit in and defend and we’re 2-0 down,” he told Sky Sports.
“And we didn’t have enough creativity today to break them down. When we lose Coutinho, that made it very difficult for us. Overall, disappointed with the performance.”
Rodgers continued to bemoan the fact that away sides will continue to set up defensively to frustrate the home side, and believes that is a factor in why there have been so many away wins in the Premier League so far this season.
However, he doesn’t believe that his side will continue to suffer from it, and although teams up and down the league are now well organised, the first goal of the game remains the most critical in his opinion and can change things dramatically.
Nevertheless, while he was disappointed with the result on Saturday, he insisted that he is relatively pleased with how his side have started the season ahead of the international break.