Adam Lallana reflects on ‘bitterly disappointing’ FA Cup defeat for Liverpool at Chelsea

Adam Lallana admitted Liverpool were bitterly disappointed with the 2-0 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round.

Goals from Willian and Ross Barkley consigned the Reds to a third defeat in four games as their poor run continued.

After a 1-0 reverse at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16 first leg, Jurgen Klopp ’s men also suffered a first defeat in 44 Premier League games at Watford last weekend.

Lallana was one of seven changes from that game on Tuesday night as Klopp opted to leave out the likes of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Adam Lallana said Liverpool were left ‘bitterly disappointed’ after losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup
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But with Virgil van Dijk , Sadio Mane , and Fabinho all in the starting line up, fans would have been quietly confident of getting a result.

Lallana praised Chelsea for their tactical approach to the game and feels his team created enough good chances to score.

“There were big moments in the first half where we failed to score,” Lallana told BBC Sport post-match.

Ross Barkley scored Chelsea’s second goal in the win over Liverpool
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“It felt like an end-to-end game, a typical cup tie – probably good for the neutral. [But] we’re disappointed not to score.

“The second half started well, there were a couple of breaks in play and it felt like we lost our momentum a little bit.

“A couple of mistakes and if you let a good team like Chelsea counter on you like that, they’re going to have chances. We’re bitterly disappointed with the result. Credit to Chelsea.”

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The midfielder added that the team will stay strong, together, and keep fighting to improve on their poor recent form.

“Nothing has been going wrong, you can always lose games,” said Lallana, when asked for possible reasons behind that recent blip.

“It’s about…