Monday, 18th February, 2013

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup feels his side were "slaughtered" against Liverpool at Anfield yesterday.

Laudrup’s men were taken apart by a hungry home team that scored five goals without reply, running out overwhelming 5-0 winners; and Liverpool could even have hit the back of the net another five times, such was the level of their dominance.

Laudrup made seven changes from his last Swansea side, with an eye on next weekend’s League Cup final against Bradford City, and the Dane was in apologetic mood post-match.

"It was a nightmare", he told the BBC.

"I think we got slaughtered in there.


"After the first half we were still in the game, but when you give away three goals like that in just ten minutes, it was awful.

"We just have to say sorry to the fans and first of all I am the one responsible because I picked the team."

And despite leaving first team regulars like Michu and Ashley Williams out of the starting eleven, Laudrup was not using his wholesale changes as an excuse.

"That’s not an excuse", he said.

"We’ve made four, five, six changes in the last few months and been competitive. Not today."

Laudrup will now switch his attention to the arguably more important job of winning Swansea the League Cup.

Victory would send the Welsh giants into the Europa League, while also putting a major trophy in the cabinet. They will succeed Liverpool as holders of the competition if they defeat Bradford.

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