Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers refused to blame his players after suffering a 2-0 home defeat by West Brom.
The Reds were dominant for the majority of the Anfield contest, creating 19 shots on target, and were hit with a sucker-punch when Gareth McAuley nodded in the opener with their first meaningful attack in the 80th minute.
It closely followed a penalty miss by Steven Gerrard for the hosts, and with Romelu Lukaku scoring a late second to rub salt in the wounds, Rodgers told Sky Sports: "The layers gave everything. It was just one of those games with all those shots that we couldn't make the breakthrough.
"We've been on a terrific run. I'm very disappointed with the goal. That first goal was crucial.
"I can't fault the players though. We weren't at our best but we were on the front foot for most of the game. It's a good away performance from West Brom.
"If you can keep it to 0-0 you always have a chance. And Ben Foster has made some fantastic saves to keep them in the game. Losing is a big disappointment but we'll be back in tomorrow and get going again."
And on Gerrard's saved spot-kick that turned the game in West Brom's favour, Rodgers added: "He's got the courage to get up and take it. There's no blame. It was a good save."
what do you think?
Are you joking?. That was rubbish. Just go will ye.
And bring in who??
Tonto as his assistant.
Much as I hate to say it buck needs to learn from old whiskey conk in that he would have hammered his team for not getting 3 points and then dropped half of them for next game trouble is our squad isnt as good...
You all usually say he's a bully, big,mouth ect, maybe now you'll understand a winner and have some respect. He might then give roy rogers some tips.