Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/18/14
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Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was left bitterly disappointed with his side's poor start in their comprehensive 4-0 home defeat to Liverpool. After playing so well in beating fellow strugglers Reading 3-0 last week, the last thing the Latics needed was to fall behind so early in the match, but were up against it after only two minutes. "The first goal showed a real lack of concentration as Downing had a free header in the six-yard box," he said. "The first 20 minutes we were very soft and defensively nowhere near where we needed to be. "That (first) goal had a snowball effect on our performance." Martinez denied not having a method of negating the threat of Luis Suarez, with the Uruguayan's hat-trick costing them dearly. "If you look at the stats at the end we had as many shots on target as they had but the performance of Pepe Reina had a bigger effect on the result than us stopping Luis Suarez," he added.
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