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Hughes: Errors Proved Costly

Hughes: Errors Proved Costly

Blackburn Rovers manager Mark Hughes has conceded that Liverpool deserved their 3-1 win at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, but highlighted individual errors as being highly costly.

Liverpool took the lead through Steven Gerrard in the second half after a series of errors allowed the England International in and he made no mistake slotting past a helpless Brad Friedel. Fernando Torres capitalised on another defensive mistake to make it two with Andriy Voronin scoring the third at the end before Roque Santa Cruz's injury time consolation. It was the errors and lack of attacking threat that left Hughes fuming; however, he did admit that Rovers didn't do enough to warrant getting anything from the match.

Hughes told the Official Blackburn Rovers Website: "Liverpool didn't really put us under any concerted pressure during that opening period.

"But in the second half we came out and felt there was something in the game for us, but the first goal is poor from our point of view, we had chances to address the situation and nip it in the bud, but we allowed poor passes and mis-timed challenges to allow Steven Gerrard through, and one-on-one with the keeper you always suspect that he is going to take the chance which he obviously did.

"In fairness to Liverpool today I thought they worked extremely hard and closed down spaces and as a consequence they force errors and they are able to convert the chances as the consequence of those errors, and that is what happened with the last two goals, which I didn't think gave a true reflection on the game.

"But at the end of the day we haven't done enough going the other way to deserve something out of the game
."

The defeat just about ends the UEFA Cup hopes that we might have had, even the Intertoto Cup is now looking a struggle but Sparky is adamant that Rovers WILL keep going.

He added: "But we'll keep going, we've got four games left and we are still trying to achieve something and that is a credit to us, but today we just didn't quite have enough to test Liverpool."


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Writer:Walker
Date:Sunday April 13 2008
Time: 7:51PM

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I was REALLY disappointed with our performance today as we offered VERY little, which was completely NOT what I (and I dare so everyone else) was expecting. I think that the chances of playing in Europe next season are now somewhere between slim and none, or at least they will be if we can't beat Manure in our next match, which will be a BIG ask!!!
Hughes Da Man
13/04/2008 19:53:00
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It wasn't your day, but it was a great goal by Sant Cruz. What a signing!!
Fan of Blues
13/04/2008 19:58:00
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Very dissapointing, we usually give the top 4 a run for their money, no chance today. For the first time against us Gerrard dominated and they deserved the win by miles. Poor showing from us.
adrianbrfc
13/04/2008 22:01:00
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Men against boys
quietman
13/04/2008 22:45:00
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ouch poor game from all the reports, saw roques goal, top finish, where has that been all year, normally he cant score with his feet at all
sasman
14/04/2008 05:21:00
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Not the greatest I've seen us play. Too many errors, giving the ball away to easily. However, if Roberts 'goal' had stood (which it clearly should have done), and if Skrel (I think that's how you spell it) got his marching orders (he shoul dhave been booked for his takcle on Reid in the first half, which would have made two yellows, or it should have been a straight red...) things may have been a lot different...However, Liverpool had a good claim for a penalty (Emerton on Torres in the second half), and Samba again was lucky to stay on, it may have been the same story, ust told differently...Swings and roundabouts...
Decimus Poole
14/04/2008 09:00:00
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I apologise for my spelling in my previous post...it's early, and i've only just got into work!
Decimus Poole
14/04/2008 09:01:00
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I think our general play was decent but we gifted Liverpool their first two goals. Too many slack passes and we were out of the game. Gerrard's diving was disgusting and really made me angry. On the whole Liverpool deserved to win and Santa's finish was amazing.
MikeyGamst
14/04/2008 09:29:00
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Not the best game, the lads just didn't look up for it, the passing was sloppy most pf the time, and at times when players were not under pressure they resorted to kicking the ball anywhere. This was punished when Nelsen tried to clear the ball and it resulted in a well taken Torres finish. Not up for it today, and it surely ends our hopes of intertoto qualifacation
Big Man up Front
14/04/2008 15:55:00
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