Aitor Karanka says Boro's attention shifts quickly to this weekend's tie against Swansea City after defeat to Liverpool at the Riverside

Following the 3-0 loss to Jurgen Klopp's side, Boro's Head Coach wants a positive response from the Teessiders in a second successive home fixture in three days time. 

"We have to keep going," Karanka said, "knowing we have a really important game at home again against Swansea City this Saturday.

"We have to remember how good we've been in the games before this, against Bournemouth and Hull City."

Liverpool proved too much for Boro on the night, with Adam Lallana scoring a brace either side of Divock Origi's strike.

"It was difficult because before this game we have competed against every team we've played," Karanka said.

"But I think they were the best team we've faced this season.

"We tried, especially in the second half with two new players, to press higher. It proved impossible to stop them. I can admit they were much better than us.

"But I can't say anything bad about my players because they gave everything on the pitch.

"Now, all we think about is our important game with Swansea."

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