Liverpool defender wants improvement after Tottenham Hotspur loss
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel says he wants an immediate improvement from his side after they were defeated 2-1 by Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League on Sunday 28 November.
The Slovakia international put the Reds ahead in the first half at White Hart Lane as his side dominated with an impressive performance in the opening period, but the centre-back turned the ball into his own net to restore parity after 66 minutes.
Spurs then grabbed all three points when England international winger beat left-back Paul Konchesky to score the winner in injury-time.
As a result of the last-minute defeat, Skrtel hopes that his side can make the most of the chances afforded to them so they can kill off games and avoid suffering such late losses.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “Losing that game was very difficult to take. In the first half we did really well and controlled the game. We scored one and created a few more chances. In the second half we let them get back in it and to concede again right
at the end was so disappointing.
“It came down to us missing our chances. If you don’t score goals you don’t win games. We have to improve. It was nice to score a goal after (more than a year) without one but for me the most important thing is winning and we didn’t do that. I might have
scored but I can’t be happy after that because we didn’t get the result.”
As a result of the defeat, Liverpool remain in tenth place in the EPL, seven points behind Manchester City in the last of the four UEFA Champions League places.
Their next opportunity to move up the table will come when they take on Aston Villa ― who are in 15th place but are just two points behind the Reds ― on Monday 6 December.