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Gini Wijnaldum on Liverpool’s Derby Defeat: “We Didn’t Start Well”

You can say that again.

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Liverpool were pretty horrific in the Merseyside Derby defeat to Everton yesterday. An early Richarlison goal was doubled by a late penalty and... ugh. That’s about it.

Gini Wijnaldum was a little more thoughtful than me.

“Of course, we didn’t start well,” the midfielder told LFCTV, as reported by This is Anfield.

“In the first minute with the long ball, the corner we gave away when we didn’t have to give it away.

“I think if the communication was better we wouldn’t have to give it away.

“I think two or three times in that period of the game when you shouldn’t take risks and just clear the ball away to get higher up the pitch, we tried to control the ball.

“We lost it and one pass through our defence and they score a goal.

“After that I think they had one more chance, with Coleman, the bigger parts of the game we were the better team, we created chances but we didn’t score the goals.

“When you think about it after the game, you don’t want to feel sorry for yourself and you don’t want to go into the victim role.”

“You just want to deal with the situation and try to bring it to a good end, even though you know that you’ve got a lot of injuries.

“That’s how we should look at the situation. Not be the victims and just try to turn it around.

“I don’t know how many games we still have, we have a lot of games to turn it around, so if we look at the situation as victims it’s going to be worse.

“All we can do is just try to give everything, try to stay confident and work together to bring it to a better end.”

God, this is not a fun time to support Liverpool. Anyway, Gini is right. Bring it to a better end and all. Let’s go to Sheffield United next weekend and take three points.