Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm has admitted that his side's performance against Liverpool on Sunday was a 'disgrace', and sought forgiveness from the fans.

The South Wales outfit were thumped 5-0 in a match in which the Swans manager Michael Laudrup opted to rest some of his key players for the team's upcoming Captial One Cup final against Bradford City at the weekend.

The Dane's decision backfired for Swansea, who failed to create any kind of pressure and were totally outplayed during the encounter at Anfield.

Steven Gerrard converted from the penalty spot to hand the hosts lead in the first period, before Brendan Rodgers' troops ran riot in the second, with newcomer Philippe Coutinho, Jose Enrique, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge all getting on the scoresheet.

And Dutch international Vorm bemoaned the Swans' terrible performance against a rampant Liverpool, describing it not fitting for any team playing at the Reds' famous home."We owe the fans an apology because they travel all that way and we play like that - it's a disgrace," Vorm told reporters after the game, as reported by Goal.com. "I've played a lot of games in my career already but this is probably the worst.

"As a team you win and lose with each other, but when you have the privilege to play at Anfield against Liverpool in front of their amazing supporters, on a nice pitch, in good conditions and you play like that then you don't deserve to play at Anfield.

"I hope it's just an accident because we could have lost 10-0 and if you play like that against smaller clubs we will get beat."

The 29-year also hoped that their performance against Liverpool was nothing other than a one-off, and wants his team to set aside the disappointment and switch their focus towards the Capital One Cup final."I hope it's just this once because we have a final coming up and it does not help your preparation to have a game like this," Vorm said. "I hope it's a wake-up call for next week but don't think we needed this."

Swansea will look to win their first major trophy in their 100-year history when they take on Bradford City at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

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