Odegaard – You have to be at your best at Anfield

Martin Odegaard believes we missed the chance to earn what would have been a valuable win at Anfield, and was left ‘frustrated’ at only taking one point.

We came roaring out of the traps against Liverpool, storming into a two-goal first-half lead, but the hosts finished strongly, denying us the win from a hugely entertaining encounter.

After the final whistle, Odegaard summed up the 90 minutes: “We started the game really well,” he said. “Before they scored, we controlled everything. We played the way we wanted to play and how we planned to try and attack the game, it was good.

“Then after their goal, the game changed a bit and the momentum changed. We gave the ball away in stupid areas, we let them run too many times behind us, so they created a lot of problems, especially in the second half. Rambo was really good back there, but again it wasn’t enough. Again, it was frustrating and we just have to take the point and move on.”

“In the end, it’s a point we have to take and move on,” he added. “Of course, we’re all frustrated as we wanted to come here and win, but we have to move on and just win the next one.

“When you come here, you have to be at your very best in every situation and you cannot give them anything and you see what happens. It’s a tough place to come but I feel like we had the chance today and that’s why it’s a bit disappointing with the way the game changed especially in the second half.”

The captain also praised Aaron Ramsdale’s performance, after our keeper made a number of vital saves late on.

“Yes, he played a great game and saved us in many situations. As I said it could have been more goals for them, but he was unbelievable, and a missed penalty as well so I’ll guess we’ll have to take the point and move on.”

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