In his weekly column for LFC Magazine, Hansen bemoaned Liverpool's failure to create as many chances as in previous games, but called for Kenny Dalglish's fledgling team to be given more time:
"As disappointing as the result was, it has to be remembered that this Liverpool side is still gelling as a team, and there will be days when they just don't get going.
"Liverpool had one of those days where they looked sluggish, lacked fluency, and didn't pass or move the ball well".
"The frustrating thing for all managers is that you never quite know when a day like this will come. Some weeks, you can train really well but be shocking at the weekend, yet on other weeks you can train badly but be superb when you play. It can drive a manager crazy"
Hansen also made a rather dubious comparison with Manchester City:
"We're not the only club in the position. I saw Man City's game against QPR on Saturday Night and City were terrible. They played much worse than Liverpool did against Swansea but managed to nick a win because of David Silva's brilliance."
I think that's stretching credibility a little; I don't see how City are in the same position as Liverpool (!). How many goals have they scored recently? Plus, Liverpool had the advantage of playing at home; City were away, and they still managed to score three goals.
Hansen also pointed out that Liverpool have a great away record at the moment, and believes that Dalglish's team can banish the disappointment of the Swansea result with two wins against Chelsea:
"Chelsea are struggling a bit, and their confidence levels are low having conceded 5 goals at home to Arsenal, and Liverpool have won four away games on the bounce.
"Liverpool's players should go to Stamford Bridge feeling confident that they can make it six in a row by winning there twice"