YOU can't blame bad luck or bad decisions for Liverpool's defeat at Tottenham. As a team you have to make things happen and the Reds came up short.
When you are struggling to score goals, you simply can't afford to give a side a 2-0 lead.
From the moment the second goal went in, it was always going to be very tricky, especially when apart from one player you don't really carry a goal threat.
You have to expect Spurs to come at you as they have real ability in wide areas but we seemed to be caught cold in the early stages. The damage was done in the first 20 minutes.
Liverpool recovered and were much the better side for the rest of the game. We had an awful lot of the ball, but watching it I didn't sense that anyone was going to take responsibility to score the goals.
The chances we did create fell to the wrong players with Jordan Henderson missing the target with the net gaping.
The own goal got us back in the game but for the all the huffing and puffing we didn't really create much in the last 15 minutes.
The frustrating thing is that Spurs under Andre Villas-Boas didn't look anywhere near as good a team as they have been over the past few years. They didn't really offer anything after that opening burst.
Brendan Rodgers was very unhappy about the penalty shout which wasn't given when Steven Gerrard went down in the area in the first half.
It was the kind of decision you have a great chance of getting if the game is at Anfield. There was some contact and I know people say if there's any contact then it's a penalty. But I always look at the severity of the contact and I wasn't totally convinced.
The other penalty shout near the end the referee got spot on after William Gallas' challenge on Luis Suarez.
The fact is we didn't learn anything new on Wednesday night. We all know that January can't come soon enough as we need to add more goals to the team.
Until the transfer window opens, we have to battle on – starting with tomorrow's home game against Southampton.
Nigel Adkins' men have found a bit of form recently with back to back wins prior to their midweek draw with Norwich City.
They have tightened up at the back recently but Luis Suarez should be looking forward to getting at their centre-backs.
Southampton won't just come to defend, they will come to play and that should suit Liverpool.
We’ve got a good run of games coming up with Southampton followed by West Ham, Aston Villa and Fulham. These are games we really should be winning.