Andy Robertson bemoaned Liverpool’s capitulation in their 3-1 loss at Leicester City and acknowledged his side cannot let their alarming slide continue any longer.
The reigning Premier League champions conceded three times in the space of seven minutes late on in Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium after Mohamed Salah had opened the scoring.
James Maddison equalised for Leicester with a free-kick and Jamie Vardy profited from Alisson’s latest howler to put Leicester in front before Harvey Barnes added a third.
Liverpool’s third Premier League loss in a row – the first time that has happened since November 2014 under Brendan Rodgers – leaves them hanging on to fourth place.
And left-back Robertson, who started all three of those defeats, admitted his side need to quickly resolve their problems if they are to salvage their season.
“It’s a huge blow, you can say that,” he told BT Sport. “For large parts of the game we were dominant and then that’s not us out there.
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“One setback – we’ve been so good at bouncing back and staying in the game but we were opened up and we played into their hands.
“We were 2-1 down with 15 minutes to go but we opened completely up. When that happens against a really good Leicester team you will get punished.
“We played with a lot of confidence for large parts of the game – played the ball really well. Then I don’t know what happened in the last 10-15 minutes.
“It can’t happen in a game like this. We really need to look at that. Every game is massive for us now. We need to put an end to it.”
Liverpool lost 4-1 against Manchester City last weekend, with Alisson at fault for two of the goals, and have now conceded seven times in their last two Premier League games – as many as in their previous 10.
Indeed, Jurgen Klopp’s men have now shipped 32 goals in 24 top-flight matches this term, which is just one fewer than they let in throughout the whole of their title-winning 2019-20 campaign.
The defeat came in Klopp’s 300th game in charge for Liverpool in all competitions, making him the ninth Reds boss to reach that milestone figure.