Monk: We deserved more

Swansea City manager Garry Monk thought his side had an "excellent away performance" despite their 1-0 loss to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The Reds won the match thanks to a 62nd-minute penalty from James Milner, given against Neil Taylor for a handball, although Monk insisted that they did little else wrong in the windy conditions.

"I feel gutted for the players because I thought we were excellent today," he said. "I felt we deserved more than what we got.

"We limited a very good Liverpool side to pretty much nothing, and when we had the ball, we had good spells of possession.

"I have to give full credit to the players. Everyone was working well and they were determined to get us out of this period. I don't think we looked like a team struggling today.

"It was a very good away performance against an excellent team, but unfortunately decisions went against us today. It was a soft penalty and it was disappointing to lose on a decision that was out of our hands.

"Slight decisions are going against us at the moment. It's only a matter of time before that turns. We'll take confidence from this performance and we're confident that results will pick up."