Rodgers: We’ll learn from our mistakes
A surprise 3-0 defeat against West Ham – their first home league reverse against the Londoners in almost 52 years – exposed not only defensive weaknesses but creative shortcomings.
Slaven Bilic set up his side to deny their opponents the space to play and buoyed by an early goal from Manuel Lanzini – the first Liverpool conceded this season – they controlled the game.
Captain Mark Noble capitalised on two errors by Dejan Lovren before Diafra Sakho added a late third with the hosts pushing forward in an attempt to regain some respectability.
The closest Liverpool came to a goal was Roberto Firmino’s 25-yard effort against the post in the first half and Rodgers knows they have to create more chances, which will be even more difficult on their return against Manchester United at Old Trafford as influential playmaker Philippe Coutinho is suspended after two yellow cards against West Ham, who also had Noble sent off.
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