There’s nothing worse for supporters than a defeat followed by a large international break, and Jamie Carragher insists that the players feel exactly the same – as he reflects on yesterday’s defeat at Stamford Bridge.
“I thought we played quite well and done alright for most of the game yet we have still come away with a 2-0 defeat.
“It’s the small details that are so important at this level and we know that there are certain areas we have got to improve. There’s a gap at the top and we’ve got to close it.
“Games against Chelsea are notoriously tight and a bit of quality or a mistake is always going to be the thing that turns it one way or another.
“But we have lost the ball in midfield for their first and I felt myself that I should have done a bit better for their second one.”
Liverpool’s next game is on the 17th October, away at Sunderland – who themselves are in fine form and were unlucky not to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday.
“It’s never nice to lose before an international break, particularly a game as big as this, but we have got to put it behind us.
“It would have been good to send the international lads away with a bit of a buzz but it wasn’t to be and now it’s a case of putting it behind us.
“When we get back to it, we have got a massive week coming up with those games against Sunderland, United and Lyon.
“But every week you have as a Liverpool player is massive and we know we’ll have to be at our best to get going again at Sunderland, as they are in good form.”
Roll on the 17th.