Andre Villas-Boas: We didn't deserve to lose at Liverpool

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas felt his side's 3-2 defeat to Liverpool was 'a little harsh'.

Luis Suarez put the home side ahead early on before Jan Vertonghen scored a brace to put Spurs in-front, notching either side of half-time.  

Lack-luster Tottenham defending allowed Stewart Downing to equalise, before Benoit Assou-Ekotto brought down Suarez in the box for a late penalty. Steven Gerrard made no mistake in clinching the win for the Reds.

Spurs' defeat at Anfield ended their 12-match unbeaten run stretching back to December, when they last visited Merseyside and lost 2-1 to Everton.

The Tottenham manager said his side lost momentum after taking the lead early in the second period, and allowed Liverpool to believe they could make a comeback.

"It's difficult for us to take because we did ever so well to come back into the game in the first half and started so brightly in the second half," reflected Villas-Boas on Tottenham's official club website.

The Portuguese expressed his disappointment, and admitted that the players realised what they did wrong in the closing stages of the match.

"The performance overall was good, but we'd want to avoid a couple of things that we did wrong," he added.

"Still, it was a good performance and the feeling is a little harsh because the players understand that we could have won here."

Spurs will be looking to put the defeat behind them as they take on Inter Milan at the San Siro on Thurday night, with a 3-0 aggregate lead from the first leg of their Europa League last 16 tie last week.

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