Rodgers livid after Liverpool defeat

Brendan RodgersLiverpool have crashed to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Udinese in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Reds were in the ascendancy at half-time after Jonjo Shelvey’s strike had given them the lead, but the Serie A visitors scored three times in a row in the second 45 to take the advantage; Antonio Di Natale, a Sebastian Coates own goal and a Giovanni Pasquale strike doing the damage.

Despite Luis Suarez pulling one back, Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has berated his side for a lack of concentration, as their early season inconsistent form continues.

“It’s quite straightforward. We were very, very good in the first half and the problem we had in the first 15 or 20 minutes of the second half had been with us since the start of the season,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“We lose concentration and become lazy and in that period we go 3-1 down.

“We just concede goals too easily, that’s something we need to improve on. We can’t have to score three, four or five goals to win games.

“We’re just disappointed after such a good first half to give away such poor goals in the second half to leave us chasing the game,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight