Danish defender refuses to hide away from Reds fans’ criticism.
Liverpool defender Daniel Agger has taken full responsibility for the Reds’ shock 2-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday night.
Despite dominating the game and even missing a second-half spot kick when captain Steven Gerrard’s effort was saved by man-of-the-match Ben Foster, the Merseysiders got caught late on by two counterattacks, with the Denmark international at fault for both goals.
However, the 28-year-old took to Twitter to admit full responsibility, saying: “I agree with most of you. My performance in the last 10 minutes was NOT good enough. It’s as simple as that!!!!! But thank you for letting me know.”
Liverpool now have a chance to make immediate amends when they travel to Russia to take on Zenit St Petersburg in the first leg of their round-of-32 Europa League tie on Thursday, and manager Brendan Rodgers is confident his players will react well to Monday’s league loss.
“These players were very disappointed because we went into the West Brom game with the best home defensive record in the Premier League,” Rodgers said.
“But they will react in the right manner. They’re good guys here, they want to work well and are very good at moving on.
“That’s something we’ll have to do if we want to progress.
“The Europa League game is a good opportunity for us to progress in a cup competition.
“We’ve got to get the disappointment of Monday night out of our mind and refocus on this now.”