Gerrard furious with Liverpool


Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, has criticised his team after they lost 1-0 to Football Club Basel in their Champions League match in Switzerland on Wednesday.

The Reds, minus striker Daniel Sturridge due to a thigh injury, suffered a poor match that was characterised by weak attacking as well as defence skills.

Basel striker, Marco Streller, scored the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute.

After their loss, a furious Gerrard told Sky Sports, "I think we created a good few openings where you would expect us to go and score but we didn't deserve anything out of this game.

"I thought we were too soft all over the pitch. I thought they wanted it more, which is very disappointing,” he said.

"Conceding again from a set-piece isn't good enough, so we need to get it right. You're not going to win a football match if you keep conceding from set-pieces.

"I thought we were second-best at times tonight. I think they are an okay team, but I wouldn't say we were blown off the park or that they were fantastic. We made it easy for them and we wanted something out of this game - at least a draw.

"We came for the win, I expected us to win, so it was very disappointing.

"We will discuss it, we will analyse it like we always do." said Gerrard.

"There were signs against Everton that we were coming back closer to where we wanted to be.

"We were aggressive with and without the ball against Everton but we went back to where we have been for most of the season tonight, which is not good enough."

The Reds currently lay third behind Real Madrid and are set to face West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday.


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