Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has admitted that his side are not currently in contention for the title following their embarrassing 1-0 home loss to Brighton on Wednesday night.
Steven Alzate scored in the 56th minute for the Seagulls in what would turn out to be the only goal of the game at Anfield and three points for Brighton.
The loss kept the Reds seven points behind Manchester City, who also have one game less against last season’s champions.
Liverpool look very far from the high pace they set last season, with their home attack looking particularly weak.
The Reds have failed to score in three consecutive home league games for the first time since October 1984, bringing the barrenness to 348 minutes.
Speaking of BBC after the match, Robertson admitted that his team is far from the required form and is not currently in the title race.
“Brighton were the best team. We were extremely disappointing throughout the field. You have to give credit to the team that played the best. “They created chances, they oppressed us – they did everything we wanted to do,” Robertson initially said.
“It simply came to our notice then. We have a long record of losses, two losses in a row at home. “When you do not show up, you do not get results.”
“While this moment remains, we are not in the race for the title. We are seven points behind City and they have one game less. I’m sure they would say the same thing if they were potentially 10 points behind.
“We have to go back to Liverpool that everyone knows. We are still a good team. “We do not turn into a bad team overnight,” concluded the Scot. / Telegraphy /