It’s fair to say that I enjoyed not having to write about Liverpool defeats very often this season. But now we’ve had to deal with two losses in four days, and it really doesn’t feel great.
Adam Lallana, who was afforded a rare opportunity to start, lamented the fact that the team failed to take their chances when they got them early on.
“There were big moments in the first half where we failed to score,” he said.
“It felt like an end-to-end game, a typical cup tie – probably good for the neutral. [But] we’re disappointed not to score. The second half started well, there were a couple of breaks in play and it felt like we lost our momentum a little bit.
“A couple of mistakes and if you let a good team like Chelsea counter on you like that, they’re going to have chances. We’re bitterly disappointed with the result. Credit to Chelsea.”
This was a week to forget in an otherwise overwhelmingly positive season. They’ve now experienced losses in the Champions League, the FA Cup and the Premier League, but there’s another game on Saturday. Lallana promises that we’ll see a “big reaction” from the team against Bournemouth. They’re only four Premier League victories away from winning the league title, so every game is a big one from here on out.