Georginio Wijnaldum says Liverpool can’t get caught up on a disappointing loss to Burnley and need to move on.
Liverpool sunk to a 2-0 defeat after Sam Vokes and Andre Gray scored the only goals of the game from two shots on target. The Reds failed to recover despite having over 80% of the ball and making more than 800 passes.
The travelling side must move on quickly accoring to Wijnaldum with a difficult away game to Tottenham on the cards this weekend.
“It’s difficult to say why,” the Dutch midfielder told Liverpoolfc.com when quizzed about the Reds’ slow start to the game.
“They play differently to Arsenal, with lots of long balls and trying to win the second ball. We made two mistakes and they scored two goals and we didn’t create any big chances. That was the story in the first half.
“We expected to create better chances than we did. Sometimes you have the kind of games that it doesn’t work, and you have to keep your confidence and look forward.”
The game against Burnley was only Wijnaldum’s second competitive fixture in a red shirt and he has called for his teammates to regroup ahead of a challenging trip to London on Saturday where Liverpool face Spurs who had a terrific Premier League campaign last season.
He added: “Every game I try to learn because every game is different. I’d be happier if I could learn from games we win, but from games you lose you learn more.
“We must move on to the next game and not make the same mistakes we made today, and look forward with confidence.”