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​West Ham defender Collins on Liverpool: 'They suck you into a false sense of security'

West Ham United captain James Collins believes it is so tough to play against Liverpool – because you are lulled into a false sense of security.

Collins does not believe that West Ham were very poor at Anfield – despite losing 4-1. He believes the Liverpool attack can be so devastating that teams can concede so many goals without even realizing they are being outplayed.

"If you look at the first half, we played well, but conceded from a set play. In the second half, they went up a few gears and scored three goals. Obviously, we're not happy with the way they went in, but they're a very strong team at Anfield," he said.

"We said in the dressing room, if we'd gone 1-0 up, it would have given us something to hang on to, so we were disappointed to go into half-time 1-0 down when we thought we'd played relatively well and coped with them.

"So, to come out in the second half and not play as we wanted to and concede some goals, we're obviously disappointed.

"Liverpool have got a bit of everything. They suck you into a false sense of security and then, when they get around the box, it speeds up. We didn't deal with that in the second half."

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