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Andy Robertson gives honest verdict after Liverpool’s FA Cup defeat against Brighton

Liverpool star Andy Robertson has admitted his team have let the fans down again after the 2-1 FA cup loss to Brighton & Hove Albion. 

The Reds got into a good position after Harvey Elliott fired the opener midway through the first half. 

However, the Seagulls restored parity before the interval, with Tariq Lamptey’s shot deflecting heavily off Lewis Dunk to find the net. 

The match looked to be heading for a draw before Kaoru Mitoma popped up with a stoppage-time winner to knock the holders out of the FA Cup. 

Andy Robertson gave an honest verdict after the match, admitting they have been nowhere near good enough this season. 

He told ITV (as per the Liverpool FC website): “It’s bitterly disappointing. I thought it was a proper cup tie, [it was] end to end – both teams had chances.

“We were a lot more competitive than two weeks ago against them, but that didn’t take much.

“We were nowhere near good enough two weeks ago and I thought today we were slightly better. We had chances and [we were] a bit more compact.

“At the end of the day we’re going out the cup and that’s hard to take. When you’re at a club like Liverpool the fans and everyone expect us to go far in these competitions and we’ve not managed it.

“Obviously it’s the last minute and it’s the last kick of the ball – it’s so disappointing.”

Liverpool have endured a hugely disappointing campaign. 

They were expected to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title at the start of the season, but a top-four finish now looks beyond them. 

They are currently sitting ninth in the league table, ten points behind Manchester United in fourth. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been eliminated from both the Carabao Cup and FA Cup. 

They are still alive in the Champions League but face Real Madrid in the round of 16 in February. 

But expectations are unlikely to be very high from the Premier League side considering their massive struggles this season.

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