Liverpool midfielder Jay Spearing says they had themselves to blame for defeat to Manchester City.

Spearing admits their defending wasn't good enough.

"The goals we conceded were our own fault and we could have done better to prevent them," Spearing told

"I thought as a team we did quite well overall. We used the ball well at times and just some lapses in concentration cost us the game.

"Sometimes it is the small details which can cost you in these games.

"When it was still 0-0 Jordan Henderson put a great ball through to Stewart Downing and he was unlucky not to score when Joe Hart made a great save.

"If that had gone in it could have been a different story."