Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was not a happy man after his side lost 3-0 at home against West Ham United..
The Reds were yet to concede a goal in the Premier League before Saturday's defeat but they struggled to cope with West Ham's tenacity especially in the early stages of the game.
"We were disappointing today," Rodgers told reporters.
"We arrived into the game with confidence high but when you give away a goal so early in the game, it gave West Ham the boost and the lift that they needed, because they have shown in their two games away from home now that they can sit in and defend in a low block well. That seemed to set us back a bit.
"We obviously then conceded a second goal, which was difficult to take. All of a sudden we were right up against it.
"Coutinho getting sent off, which I thought was extremely harsh, set us back. From that first period in the game, we never really got going.
"It was the overall performance. I felt we disappointed right from the off, really.
"Once we conceded that early goal, we just couldn't get back into the game again. Our overall performance with and without the ball will be much better in the future."