Neither would Moyes lay the blame for the display on injuries: Jack Rodwell limped off during the second half at the KC Stadium to join an injury list that includes Mikel Arteta, Phil Neville, Phil Jagielka and Victor Anichebe.
Moyes said: “It is partly to do with it, partly to do with individual performances. Obviously they have been a factor but it wasn’t the reason we lost three goals in the first half. It was nothing to do with the boys who weren’t playing, it was to do with the boys who were playing.”
Heitinga hoped his teammates could make amends. “I have played in the Madrid derby match for Atletico and I know the only way we can make up for this is by beating Liverpool,” he said. “They are not going into the game in the best of form either.” – The Independent