Reds defeat fallout: It was as Napoli had extra man-Robertson

Andy Robertson admitted Liverpool ‘deserved’ to be hammered by Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Reds defender slammed their lacklustre display in the 4-1 defeat and warned his team-mates they need to ‘wake up’ as their disappointing start to the season continued in Naples.

A brace from Piotr Zielinski and goals by Andre-Franck Zambo Anguissa and Giovanni Simeone wrapped up the impressive win, with Luis Diaz scoring a consolation for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

‘We were miles too open. You can not come to a place like this and be this open,’ he told BT Sport.

‘We had chances in the game, they had chances. They were the miles better team, but when you miss one challenge you need someone to back him up, and too many times they turned and ran into open space and got in behind and caused our two centre backs problems, whether it was 2 v 2 or 3 v 2s at times.

‘When you come away in a Champions League game, you can’t be that open and you have to get back to basics, you have to be compact. We created chances tonight but we deserved this result tonight and they found so many spaces in the first half, it was like they had an extra man and it is not like us.

‘You know the crowd are going to be up and you have to be ready to fight, and I don’t think we were close enough to our mate when they went to press the ball. I don’t think we were quick enough. And when you do that, you get picked off like we did.

‘We’ve been beaten 4-1 and we deserved it. We need to wake up and quickly because we can’t perform like that.’

Liverpool host Wolves in the Premier League on Saturday before next Group A encounter against Ajax, who beat Rangers 4-0 on matchday one.

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