Damien Duff tears into "horrific" Liverpool performance

Damien Duff tears into "horrific" Liverpool performance

LIVERPOOL SUFFERED a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

They will go back to Anfield with an away goal from Mo Salah that's keeping the tie alive, but it was quite a disappointing performance from the reigning Premier League champions.

Doing punditry for the game, Irish footballing legend Damien Duff tore into Liverpool, and said that some of the players looked "hungover" out on the pitch.

He said he hasn't ruled them out of coming back in the second leg, but that they lacked "desire" and were "horrific".

He said: "I’m very black and white with football. You’ve a good chance of winning a match when you bring quality, energy, desire and emotion and they lacked the four of them things tonight.

"Granted it was at a training ground. It didn’t feel like a quarter-final. Real Madrid were the better team.

"It’s like Liverpool turned up for a training match on a Monday morning, a few lads have hangovers, a few lads ate too much breakfast, a few didn’t do their pre-activation, a few didn’t get their massage.

"They were horrific. They were so, so bad. I don’t know how they come back from that, I honestly don’t."

The second leg of the tie will be played at Anfield next Wednesday.