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The 22-year-old says the Anfield side did not play well enough against Steve Clarke's men as Steven Gerrard missed a penalty before the Baggies stole the points late on

Jordan Henderson says Liverpool were not good enough against West Brom as they fell to a shock 2-0 defeat at Anfield in the Premier League on Monday night.

Despite dominating proceedings - boasting 23 shots on goal - Steven Gerrard missed a second-half penalty before goals from Gareth McAuley and Romelu Lukaku consigned the Reds to defeat as the Baggies leapfrogged them into eighth place in the table.

While Brendan Rodgers' side are now 12 points off of the Champions League qualifying places, Henderson feels his side must learn from the result if they are to improve in the future.

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"The manager didn't have much to say after - we all know we didn't play particularly well," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I don't think we passed the ball as well as we could have done. We had a lot of the ball but we didn't create as much as we have been doing."

The Reds were left to rue a fine Ben Foster save from Gerrard's 77th-minute spot kick in a game which saw them also squander a number of fine chances in the absence of forward Daniel Sturridge.

He continued: "It's a game we could have won but it just wasn't our night. You have to take these things on board and learn from it."

Liverpool have now lost four games at home in the league in what is becoming a difficult first season in charge for Rodgers, but they now have a Europa League tie against Zenit St Petersburg to look forward to on Thursday evening.

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