He told liverpoolfc.tv: "Obviously it was only a pre-season game but it was still a disappointing result for us because you never want to get beat.
"If you look at the first 20 minutes to half an hour then I suppose we were chasing shadows a bit during that spell and that's all credit to them.
"From our point of view, we've still got a few players coming back into it and I think we felt it in the conditions out there.
"But sometimes in a game of football you lose and you just have to hold your hands up and admit that you were beaten by the better side on the night. This was one of those occasions, so full credit to them. They played very well.
"It was a mixture of things really; it just wasn't our night but it's getting closer to the season now and we've got a couple of weeks to put it right.
"That's what these games are all about, though, and hopefully we'll be ready when the season kicks off."