TOURNAMENT – Barclays Premier League
MATCH – Liverpool (Home) at Old Trafford
DATE & TIME – 16th March 2014, 13:30 GMT (19:00 IST)
RESULT – Man Utd 0 – 3 Liverpool (Gerrard (pen) 34′, Gerrard (pen) 46′, Suarez 84′)
Post-Match Press Conference Transcript of David Moyes
Q. David, what are your emotions at the end of that?
Moyes: Well, disappointment for everybody – all the Manchester United supporters – that we didn’t get a result today. But, a dissapointment I think, you know, for the goals – the way they were conceded, the penalty kicks, somewhere, somewhere and… So, just all round, just a disappointing day for us.
Q. I suppose the key thing is conceding so early in the second half. Was that the big moment in many ways?
Moyes: Well, we went out, I didn’t think we hadn’t played well enough in the first half but we weren’t necessarily a goal worse off at half time. And we thought, if we could come out, we start bright, get ourselves back in the game – that was the plan to do so. But before we’d even taken our seats, we’d given a goal away from another penalty kick. And, you know, for me, that was the one which was the worst one of them all. The other ones were sort of accidental, or no challenges which were or weren’t. But, that one went in and obviously, you put yourself in real trouble.
Q. I suppose even at 2 down, if you get a goal back, you’re back in the game, but I suppose that killed it off late on with another penalty kick, and you lost your captain.
Moyes: Yeah. I mean, it was… just things didn’t go for us at all. I thought, when we went 2-0 down, we had a spell where we played quite well. We tried to get ourselves back in the game, and the one or two half chances we made weren’t enough. But, the last thing we needed was to lose another, another player. They missed a penalty from that, but by that time we were down to 10 men, and it made it an uphill task.
Q. Were you concerned that you didn’t create that many clear-cut chances in the game today?
Moyes: Yeah, I was. I was disappointed. You know, in a way, I didn’t think we ever really got that in the first half. I just thought we’d grown into the game for 10-15 minutes before half-time, which started to look a little bit more… We’d swapped Adnan’s side and he’d done better on the right, so we’d swapped it to give them some problems, but prior to that, we hadn’t really offered enough.
Q. Despite the result, the fans stayed right with you throughout.
Moyes: They were fantastic, the fans. They deserve great credit for the way they’ve supported the team today. You know, if they give us that support on Wednesday night, it’ll give us a chance of getting through in the Champions League. We’ll try and do that. I’m disappointed that I’ve not been able to give them a result today but, we’ll pick ourselves up and we’ll try and go again for the next one.
Q. Do you have to lift the players for that, or will they lift themselves for a game of that magnitude on Wednesday here?
Moyes: The players are well aware about what it means and what we have to do. We’ve got something we’ve got to try and go for. And, hopefully we can try and do that.