FA Cup Exit: Robertson Bemoans Liverpool Woeful Season
Liverpool defender, Andrew Robertson says the Reds have been "nowhere near good enough" this season and played "worse" since the World Cup.
The Scotland international captained the Merseyside club at Brighton and Hove Albion as Kauro Mitoma's last-minute goal strike them out of the FA Cup.
Liverpool had taken the lead through Harvey Elliot before Lewis Dunk's fortuitous first-half equaliser paved the way for Mitoma's deserved late winner in Sunday's 2-1 triumph.
The Reds are out of both domestic cups and sit only ninth in the Premier League, having won just eight of their opening 19 top-flight games.
Speaking about the club’s outing, Robertson said: "This season has been nowhere near good enough. At the start of the year, we wanted a fresh start, but that hasn't happened – we've been worse. In the league, we haven't been good enough and now we're out of both cups. It's really disappointing. You can't put your finger on one thing that's gone wrong. It's more than that. It's about trying to put a performance together where all these things click and that's proving difficult right now. You can tell we're not as confident in front of goal, and defensively we're still a wee bit open in certain areas.”
"We were on the back of two clean sheets, which was positive, but today, two disappointing goals and they had a couple of big chances as well. We need to try and get the confidence back. It's easier said than done but that's the only way we can pick up results. You have to be able to score goals and you have to be able to keep clean sheets. We're not managing that just now and we need to do it. We keep saying that and it doesn't help the fans. I feel sorry for them, the way we're putting on a show for them just now. We let them down again and we're obviously disappointed to be falling out of the cup," he added.