Big loss disappoints Laudrup

Michael Laudrup was left disappointed after his much-changed Swansea side were over-run 5-0 at Liverpool on Sunday.

Last Updated: 17/02/13 at 21:20 Post Comment

Michael Laudrup: Saw his side lose heavily at Anfield

Michael Laudrup: Saw his side lose heavily at Anfield

The Swansea boss, whose side face Bradford in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley next Sunday, made seven changes to the team which beat QPR last time.

He left out the likes of top scorer Michu and defender Ashley Williams ahead of the showpiece clash, but Laudrup thought his squad would cope.

Laudrup told Sky Sports: "(The absence of Michu and Williams) that's only two players.

"I mean there were a lot of good players in there and even the ones who have maybe not playing regularly, the last two, two-and-a-half months we've been changing regularly between those 19/20 players and we've always been competitive.

"Today nothing - it's the first game where I've seen that for a long, long, long time, I think since September.

"So a part of the excuse could be the head was already at Wembley but we have to live with this result and it's not nice."

Laudrup acknowledged the defeat could have been by even more goals, with Liverpool having 35 shots during the game.

He added: "Of course when you come in after the first half we are still in the game 1-0. We had a couple of chances, they had three or four, but we are still in the game.

"And then after the first ten minutes they score three goals, some of them incredible, so you are 4-0 down and with 35 minutes still left to go, it's going to be very difficult."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

League Two round-up: Tranmere and Cheltenham relegated to Conference

Shrewsbury secured promotion to League One by beating Cheltenham, whose relegation fate was sealed along with Tranmere.

Man City 3-2 Aston Villa: Brad Guzan drops howler before Fernandinho strikes late as City go second

Fernandinho struck in the 89th minute to hand Manchester City a dramatic 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the Premier League.

League One round-up: Preston forced to wait for promotion party

Preston took a huge step towards promotion with a 3-0 win over Swindon, but MK Dons kept up the pressure with a victory.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company