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UCL: You deserve to be hammered – Robertson slams Liverpool after Napoli’s victory

 


Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson, has slammed the team’s lacklustre performance in their Champions League 4-1 defeat to Napoli.

Robertson said Liverpool ‘deserved’ to be hammered by Napoli in the Champions League group stage tie on Wednesday night.

He also said the Reds need to ‘wake up’ as their disappointing start to the season continued in Naples.

A brace from Piotr Zielinski and a goal each from Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Giovanni Simeone gave the host the win over Jurgen Klopp’s side in Italy.

Luis Diaz did score for the Premier League giants.

“We were miles too open. You can not come to a place like this and be this open.

“We had chances in the game, they had chances. They were the miles better team, but when you miss one challenge you need someone to back him up, and too many times they turned and ran into open space and got in behind and caused our two centre backs problems, whether it was 2 v 2 or 3 v 2s at times.

“When you come away in a Champions League game, you can’t be that open and you have to get back to basics, you have to be compact. We created chances tonight but we deserved this result tonight and they found so many spaces in the first half, it was like they had an extra man and it is not like us.

“You know the crowd is going to be up and you have to be ready to fight, and I don’t think we were close enough to our mate when they went to press the ball. I don’t think we were quick enough. And when you do that, you get picked off like we did.

“We’ve been beaten 4-1 and we deserved it. We need to wake up quickly because we can’t perform like that,” Robertson told BT Sport.

Liverpool’s next match is against Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday.

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