Milan Jovanovic apologises for Liverpool's League Cup 'catastrophe' against Northampton Town

Serb sorry for disastrous exit...
Liverpool forward Milan Jovanovic has reacted contritely to the Reds' shock League Cup exit to Northampton Town, apologising to fans for the result.

The Serb netted his first goal for Liverpool in the game, but was unable to take much pleasure from it as Roy Hodgson's men struggled to escape from extra-time with a 2-2 draw.

They then lost the ensuing shoot-out 4-2, and Jovanovic assessed the result as a disaster for the club.

“Catastrophe. I am so disappointed. What can I say? It was a very difficult night for me, for all the players and the team. Of course we feel sorry for the fans," Jovanovic said, according to the Liverpool Echo.

"We know this is not Liverpool. It is very bad. I am so surprised by the performance. I have not got enough experience of English football but I didn’t expect this.

"Northampton played a really good game. We played a bad game. We started very nice but I don’t know why we lost the ball so fast or why we couldn’t keep the ball.

"We had a lot of young players and sometimes you need experience. We tried to run a lot but we lost our condition and it ended up being difficult to do something special in attack.

"But this is football. I am so disappointed. We all are. We are sorry for the result but we have to move on now."

Sunderland are next up for Hodgson's men at Anfield on Saturday. Jovanovic knows that there can be no hiding places for the side from now on.

"Every game from now is very important," he stressed.

“We have got five points from five games. It is not enough. We have had five very difficult games.

"We just have to pass one difficult test (against Sunderland) and maybe in the next three or four games we can start to collect a lot of points.

"We have to stick together."

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