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Boro manager laments Anfield defeat

Middlesbrough were on the wrong end of a 5-goal thriller with Liverpool at Anfield in the English Premier League on Saturday but Boro manager Gareth Southgate believes that his team deserved more from the match.

Southgate laments:

We are disappointed to come away with nothing because of the effort. I think we deserved something from the game and more so because we’ve created chances and scored goals here.

But that is a sign of the progress we have made. We have come to one of the ‘big four’ and given them a game and we are disappointed which is a good sign.

There is no blame. We win and lose together. There were mistakes all over the field some were punished and some were not.

We have to learn the lessons, dust ourselves down and we have two big games to look forward to next week.

Boro hover dangerously over the dropzone and although Southgate is sorry that his side couldn’t manage a point against the Merseyside, yet deep inside he must be hopeful that his side’s decent performance against Liverpool would translate into more effciency in the next matches.

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