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Fletcher on Liverpool loss, set-pieces and more

Read the skipper’s views below

ALBION captain Darren Fletcher stopped to chat to the media following the 2-1 defeat at Anfield on Saturday evening.

Here’s what the midfielder had to say…

On the game itself

“Obviously we've gone 2-0 down in the first half, and they've scored the two chances they had. That's disappointing from our point of view.

“But we spoke at half-time, about sticking together and believing if we can get the next one we can make it difficult.

“Unfortunately it came a little too late, five or 10 minutes earlier we might go and get the equaliser.

“We made it interesting, from 2-0 down, some teams might roll over here but we stuck to the task.”

On Albion's spirited second half display 

“We managed to cut out the silly mistakes and work our way up the pitch better. 

“We believed we'd hurt them and we did. 

“We'll take credit from that and keep going because a lot of teams at 2-0 could have easily been given a hiding here and we weren't.”

On set-pieces

“We're strong at them. 

“We work hard and we're a big team so we take advantage of that.

“We're good at set-pieces, it's not a case of spotting vulnerability in the opposition it's that we're strong.”

On Liverpool as title contenders 

“I think they'll be one of the teams, they're doing alright. 

“Whether they can go and win the league remains to be seen.

“Obviously they've started the season well but there's a long way to go. 

“Leagues aren't won in October and November, they're won March to May. 

“There's a long, long way to go.”