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3 December 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Shane Duffy

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy admitted the team lost their usual defensive discipline in Saturday’s 5-1 defeat to Liverpool.

Albion were undone by some ruthless counter-attacking play from Jurgen Klopp’s men, and the Irishman was frustrated that the side didn’t play to their usual standards at the back.

He said, "We know what we are good at and what we are capable of, so we are a little bit disappointed with how we performed.

"They’re very strong from set-pieces and that first goal probably got our heads down a bit.

“We opened up too much they've got the quality to hurt anyone in the world, never mind us, and that's what they have done.

"It's disappointing that we conceded so many for a team prides itself on not conceding many goals.

"It was a bad day, but we will regroup ahead of a huge game next week.”

The Seagulls managed to get a foothold in the game after Glenn Murray successfully scored from the spot to make it 3-1, and Duffy felt referee Graham Scott made the correct decision to award a penalty.

"It was a penalty. I felt like I got pushed over and it gave the referee an opportunity to give it.

"Fortunately, he did, but unfortunately we weren’t able to build on the goal."

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was involved in one of the pivotal moments of the game, as his save from Murray’s close-range strike sparked a Reds counter-attack that ended with Roberto Firmino making it 3-1.

“You have to give the goalkeeper some credit. I think he made some unbelievable saves.

"That's the difference. They go straight up the other end and score - they did it twice.

“Against these quality teams we have to be disciplined and if we don't take our chances, we've got to be organised.

"We have to take the positives from this, regroup and go again.

"We knew it was going to be a tough task this season and that this game would test the group, but I'm sure we’ll get going again.”

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