Despite scoring a last minute leveller in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal, Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel isn’t happy with picking up just a point, insisting that the Reds could have done much better.
The Anfield outfit were dominant throughout the encounter, holding 64% of the ball and restricting the Gunners to only three shots on target, but their failure to capitalize on their own chances — and allowing the visitors to claim two of their three opportunities — left the Slovakian feeling down at the final whistle. “After the great performance against Bournemouth (in the Capital One Cup), this was disappointing” he conceded when asked about their performance in a post-match chat.
One only needs to look back at the barren wasteland football on offer against the likes of Crystal Palace and Sunderland only a few weeks back for proof that Liverpool are once again starting to produce the type of football that’s seen them earn a number of plaudits under manager Brendan Rodgers — something the Northern Irishman pointed out himself in his own post-match presser — but their lack of a cutting edge in front of net has hurt them time and again.
“I thought we were the dominant team throughout and did enough to win. But that’s the way it’s been going for us lately” said Adam Lallana, echoing the defenders sentiments. “But great credit to the lads for keeping going and getting the equaliser was the least we deserved. We were bitterly disappointed with them scoring just before half-time. We need to do better from set pieces, it’s as simple as that.”