Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson said “this season has not been good enough” after the champions were knocked out of the FA Cup at the hands of Brighton. Jurgen Klopp’s men lost their fourth round tie 2-1 at Amex Stadium despite taking the lead through Harvey Elliott. Lewis Dunk equalized before half time and Kaoru Mitoma’s brilliant control and finishing off him in stoppage time gave the Seagulls a place in the fifth round. Liverpool, who came close to winning an historic quadruple last season, are already out of the League Cup and languishing in ninth place in the Premier League.
Robertson said the result was “very disappointing”.
“At a club like Liverpool, the fans expect a lot and to lose with the last shot of the ball is disappointing,” he told ITV. “We have to start winning games. It’s easy to say but harder to fix.
“This season has not been good enough. At the beginning of the year we wanted a fresh start, but that has not happened. We have been worse. In the league we have not been good enough and now we are out of both cups.
“You can’t put your finger on one thing, it’s more than that. You can tell that we don’t have that much confidence in front of goal and in defense we are a bit open. We had two clean sheets today, but then we conceded two goals.”
The Scotland international said the team needed to regain confidence, adding that they had let the fans down again.
Liverpool lost 3-0 to Brighton earlier this month in a Premier League game that Klopp described as a “horror show”.
The Liverpool manager was not happy with his team’s defense on Sunday.
“We came here after a game a few weeks ago when we weren’t even close to ourselves,” he told the BBC.
“Today we played a better game, but we conceded two goals from set pieces and that is not allowed in any way.”
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