Robertson claims Liverpool stars ignored Klopp instructions in Brentford loss

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Robertson claims Liverpool stars ignored Klopp instructions in Brentford loss
Robertson claims Liverpool stars ignored Klopp instructions in Brentford loss

Andy Robertson delivered a brutally honest assessment of Liverpool’s failings and admitted they only have themselves to blame.

Liverpool are stuck outside the Champions League places and find themselves closer to the relegation zone than the top after their damaging defeat at Brentford.

Robertson was a half-time substitute but could not help turn the performance around and now they face a major battle to get into the top four. Reds full back Robertson said: “Obviously we didn't do what we were supposed to do. It's as simple as that. We didn't have any runners in-behind, we didn't have anyone high and wide, we didn't have anyone in spaces, we couldn't keep the ball, we lost the second balls, balls in-behind they dealt with, set-pieces they dealt with.

“So yeah, when you all add all those things up, you're never going to get a result at this place. We knew what Brentford are good at, it's not hard to work out what they're good at, and they're very consistent at it. We were prepared as to what we were expecting but obviously just struggled with it.

"Set-pieces were a huge weapon for them, the first two goals came from that, that's hugely disappointing from our point of view. You go in at half-time at 2-0 down and you have to fight an uphill battle.

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Robertson claims Liverpool stars ignored Klopp instructions in Brentford lossLiverpool players ignored Jurgen Klopp's instructions against Brentford (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

"We tried, the first 15-20 minutes of the second half I thought we pushed well, we got a goal, we obviously got one chalked off, we had a couple of half chances and then we started to commit more bodies forward the later it got and we got hit on the counter-attack.

"I don't think we can have any complaints about the result today, about where the three points went, I think Brentford deserved it and that's why we find ourselves in the position that we're in.”

John Cross

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