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Cooper Rues Nottingham Forest Fragility At Set Pieces

Steve Cooper says his side put in a good effort, but their defending of set-pieces let them down in their 3-2 loss against Liverpool.

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper told Sky Sports:

“The result is the objective. We’ve lost, so the overriding feeling is disappointment and frustration. It happened because we didn’t defend three set plays anywhere near well enough. We lost runners and not only did it once but twice from a free-kick. When you do that, you’re going to get punished.

“It was always going to be a tough game, not only in the Premier League but in European football. We had a plan and a lot of that plan worked; Liverpool had lots of the ball and territory but hardly created anything from open play.

“We managed to score two goals, a goal from open play, we hit the bar, and had some moments where if we were a little bit better with the final pass and the details, we could have been even more threatening. There is a feeling of the guys doing well and sticking to the plan, but we lost the game.”

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