Date: 2nd October 2014 at 10:13am
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Brendan Rodgers has criticised his Liverpool players for their latest poor performance, which resulted in a Champions League defeat at the hands of FC Basel.

The Reds fell to a 1-0 defeat in Switzerland, losing to a goal from a corner on 52 minutes.

The goal was the fourth Liverpool have conceded from set pieces this season, and Rodgers acknowledges it is an area he must address quickly if things are to improve.

“It was far too soft the goal we conceded and it is not the first one,” said the Reds boss. It was a disappointing goal to concede with all the work we do on the training field.

“Basle have a great record against English teams but tonight was a good opportunity to get at least a point out of the game.”

Liverpool have now suffered four defeats in nine matches this season, and Rodgers admits his side are nowhere near the levels they reached during the 2013-14 campaign.

Rodgers said: “I don’t think we’re anywhere near technically where we were at last year. I’m hoping with the return of the players coming back from injury that we will become better. It’s important that we get back to playing as a team. We need to ensure we get back to that.

“It’s frustrating at times.”