Andy Robertson slams Liverpool teammates after Crystal Palace defeat | Football

Robertson was left to rue a string of missed opportunities for his side (Picture: Getty)

Andy Robertson took aim at Liverpool’s misfiring forwards after their devastating defeat to Crystal Palace in the Premier League title race.

A 14th minute goal from Eberechi Eze secured a famous win for Palace at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, dealing a major blow to Liverpool’s trophy hopes.

Defeat leaves them in third place, two points behind Manchester City with Arsenal poised to go top again if they beat Aston Villa.

As was the case in recent games against Manchester United and Atalanta, Liverpool’s finishing let them down, failing to convert any of their 21 attempts on goal with Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez spurning their best opportunities.

At the other end of the pitch, Liverpool failed to keep a clean sheet at Anfield for the ninth successive league game – equalling an unwanted record that dates back to 1999.

While conceding there are problems at the back, Robertson called on his side’s attacking players to ‘do better’, admitting there were ‘a lot of regrets in the dressing room’ at full-time.

‘It’s been the story of the last few games and that’s why we have been punished in these games,’ he told Sky Sports.

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones

Jones missed one of Liverpool’s biggest chances (Picture: Getty)

‘We are struggling to keep clean sheets right now. I don’t know how many we have had in the last 10 or 15 games but it won’t be many. When you do that you have to take chances. As simple as that.

‘The boys in front of goal have to do better. But the boys at the back, as defensive unit as a whole, we have to do better. Which isn’t great thing for success So frustrating today. So many chances.

‘First half I thought we were poor and they were in top and could have been more than 1-0 up. Second half we had enough chances to win two or three games.’

Asked where the drop-off in form has come from, Robertson added: ‘It’s only really been lately. We’ve not been as clinical in front of goal since we came back from international duty. Which when you are going for titles and trophies is not a great thing to have.

‘We are obviously off the boil in front of goal. No goals at Anfield is very rare and we have punished for it which at this stage of the season you cannot really do.

‘Now obviously the teams about us will win games. But today is done and there’s a lot of regrets in the dressing room which we didn’t want. We have to move on and that’s the only thing all we can do now.’


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