MICHAEL Laudrup apologised to Swansea City's fans after their Anfield "nightmare" and admitted: "We could have lost 10-0."
Swansea warmed up for the Capital One Cup final by suffering their worst defeat in 11 years.
Former Liberty boss Brendan Rodgers, whose side were beaten by Swansea in the League Cup in October, exacted revenge over his old club with a thumping 5-0 victory.
The Reds manager revealed afterwards that his first target had been a clean sheet against Laudrup's men. But this game was all about Swansea's leaky defence rather than Rodgers's rearguard.
Laudrup left out Ashley Williams, among others, and his team were dismantled in painful fashion.
"It was a nightmare," the Dane said. "We got slaughtered.
"We stayed in the game in the first half, but then we gave away three goals at the start of the second.
"It was awful and I just have to say sorry to the fans who travelled up here.
"We are all responsible, and I include myself. I pick the team. I left out two players because I wanted to make sure they are okay for the final — Michu, our top-scorer, and Ashley Williams, because we don't know if Chico (Flores) will be fit.