Southgate - We deserved more

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Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate believes his side deserved more in their 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield.

Boro boss bemoans defeat

Middlesbrough manager Gareth Southgate believes his side deserved more in their 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield. Boro took an early lead through Tuncay Sanli, but Liverpool striker Fernando Torres then hit a hat-trick to hand his side the points. Stewart Downing set up a nervy finish as he hit a late second for Boro, but the Teessiders could not find an equaliser, much to the disappointment of Southgate. "We are disappointed to come away with nothing because of the effort," Southgate told Sky Sports News.

Chances

"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." Southgate, though, insists he will not blame his captain Julio Arca or defender David Wheater after the duo both produced blunders to gift Torres two of his goals. "There is no blame," Southgate added. "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."

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