BURNLEY defender Ben Mee felt sloppy goals cost the Clarets in their 4-2 defeat at Anfield on Sunday.

The Clarets took the lead early in the game through Ashley Westwood but found themselves 2-1 down at half-time after two defensive errors.

Liverpool extended their lead in the second half when Roberto Firmino netted his second, capitalising on a poor Tom Heaton clearance.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson pulled one back in injury time for Burnley but Sadio Mane's second secured the points for the home side.

"We weren't able to build on it (scoring first) unfortunately. There were a few sloppy goals that we conceded,” said Mee.

“You can't make mistakes like that here because they've got good quality players who can punish you.

“It was a bit sloppy on our behalf and they were goals we feel we could have done a lot better with.

"We started off well, but you can't make mistakes like that at a place like this because you get punished.

“It's disappointing that we couldn't perform but we've played well and held our own for a lot of the game, but little mistakes have cost us.

“We don't make too many mistakes, but we made a couple today that we could have done without.”

The defeat leaves Burnley two points and one place above the bottom three after a series of results went against the Clarets over the weekend.

But the Turf defender believes Sean Dyche's side have enough to beat the drop ahead of Saturday's home game against Leicester City,

“We'll be fine. We've got a big game coming up next week,” added Mee.

“We'll move on and we'll look forward to that. There's a lot of belief and a lot of confidence.

“We played some good football and we'll look to get the points at home.

"There were some big results (on Saturday) but that is going to happen.

“Teams down there will win games but we need to keep our head above it and remain confident.

“We'll be able to focus on ourselves without any problems. We've done it before and we'll do it again."