Thursday, 23rd September 2010

Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has said that he is bitterly disappointed with the club’s League Cup exit to Northampton last night. The League Two outfit managed to hold the Premier League side to a 2-2 draw in 120 minutes of football and then won the penalty shoot-out 4-2.

"I didn’t think we came anywhere near to what I’d hoped to see from the team except perhaps in the last 15 minutes of extra-time when we really made a superb effort after going 2-1 down", said the Liverpool boss. 

Hodgson was disappointed that when Liverpool got to penalties they could not triumph, especially as the shoot-out took place at the Kop end.

"But when it goes to penalties and you’re at home in front of the Kop, your hope is that the players will have the composure and confidence to win the shoot-out."

Liverpool didn’t though and Hodgson was left to reflect on a chance for silverware that had slipped through his fingers. And while many will point to the weakened team The Reds fielded, Hodgson defended this, saying it was important that all the players at the club had an opportunity to show what they can do.



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