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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admitted his side made too many defensive mistakes as they suffered their first-ever loss to Hull City on Sunday.
The Reds travelled to the KC Stadium without striker Daniel Sturridge, who is out for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury, and early on it was evident that they missed the England forward.
Steve Bruce’ side picked up the three points thanks to a deflected strike from Jake Livermore, a second-half goal from David Meyler and a late own goal from Martin Skrtel, with Steven Gerrard scoring for Liverpool.
Sunday’s defeat leaves Rodgers’ side seven points behind Arsenal at the top of the Premier League and the Northern Irishman admits he was disappointed by his side’s defensive display.
He told Sky Sports: “I thought that we had plenty of effort and commitment which I always get from the team but we just made too many mistakes today.
“Defensively as a team we made too many mistakes and obviously with the ball I don’t think we created enough so it was a very, very disappointing result all round.”
He added: “We arrived into here our confidence and belief high. We didn’t pass the ball well, we gave it away very quickly and we found ourselves a goal behind which was disappointing.
“We had plenty of possession but there was no real penetration with the team and that’s something that we’ll obviously look to put right for Wednesday (against Norwich).”