Britton: We deserved more
2nd October 2016
Leon Britton reckons Swansea City deserved more after Liverpool came from behind to triumph at the Liberty Stadium this weekend.
The Swans were the better side in an encouraging first half and deservedly led thanks to Leroy Fer's fourth goal of the season.
But Liverpool improved markedly after the break, equalising early in the second period through Roberto Firmino and then snatching victory late on when James Milner struck from the penalty spot.
The Swans created little in the second period until the third minute of stoppage time, when Angel Rangel crossed for Mike van der Hoorn but the centre-back stabbed his shot wide.
"It's disappointing," Britton said. "In the first half I thought we played very well.
"We pressed them, we caused them problems and deservedly took the lead.
"We might have been more than 1-0 up at half-time, so to come off at the end of game with no points was frustrating even though the performance was very good.
"Maybe the first half took its toll on us. We pressed very hard and it was a very intense game for us.
"In the second half they stepped up a gear. At one stage it looked as though we had ridden the storm, but the penalty at the end killed us."
Still looking for a first home victory of the season, the Swans have banked only one point from the 18 on offer since they began the campaign with an away win at Burnley.
Francesco Guidolin is adamant results will improve if his team keep reproducing the sort of performances they delivered against the Reds and Manchester City seven days earlier.
And amid continued questions about Guidolin's position, Britton stressed that the players are playing for the Italian.
"There has been a lot of speculation about the manager, but I think the performance this weekend and the performance the week before shows we are behind the manager," the midfielder said.
"We gave everything. We worked so hard. I don't think anyone can question whether the players are behind the manager. We are right behind him, but we cannot stop the speculation."