James Milner gave a brutally honest answer to what went wrong for his team against Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League: pretty much everything.
According to the Liverpool Echo, when asked when it started to go wrong for the Reds, he simply said: “From the first whistle.”
The Reds simply did not get going on the night, and now have put themselves under pressure to at least beat Napoli at Anfield on the final match of the group.
Milner added: “We didn’t start well enough and that showed with them getting the two goals.
“In the second half we were better, we had enough chances to get back into the game and we didn’t take them and you get punished.
“All over the field, we didn’t win the ball back well enough and the passing wasn’t good enough. In all areas, we didn’t start and when you don’t start well in the Champions League you can get punished.”
This was certainly the worst performance of the season so far – the Reds simply cannot afford to let it happen again.