Swans left to rue missed chances, says Cork
1st October 2016
Jack Cork believes the Swans were left to rue missed opportunities as they went down to a 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at the Liberty.
Francesco Guidolin's side made a rapid start to the game, with the Swans leading 1-0 at the break courtesy of Leroy Fer's eighth-minute strike.
The hosts managed to create more chances after a hugely promising opening 45 minutes, with striker Borja going close with two other attempts.
But Liverpool were rejuvenated after the break, with Jurgen Klopp's side possessing more purpose and energy.
The Reds levelled when Roberto Firmino nodded home Jordan Henderson's cross while a penalty six minutes from time converted by James Milner handed the Reds the lead.
A late Swans surge saw Mike van der Hoorn volley wide in added on time, but the hosts were left to reflect on another home defeat.
"We had a lot of chances in the game - more than in recent games," said Cork.
"We had two or three in the first half while Mike had one at the end.
"We did really well in the first half, but the goals we conceded were sloppy.
"It killed the tempo of the game and it was hard to get going again after that."
Defeat leaves the Swans on four points from seven games, with the Premier League taking a break next week due to international fixtures.
And Cork feels it will give the Swans an opportunity to reflect and recharge.
"We've had a tough run of games, and we will have to reflect on what we've done so far and get some work done for the matches after the break.
"It's been tough so far, but we believe we can get the points we are after and climb the table."