Brendan Rodgers insisted his Liverpool side ‘gave everything’ to get the three points, after a dour 0-0 draw with Sunderland at Anfield, reports the Express.
Rodgers side failed to record three consecutive Premier League victories for the first time this season, with Sunderland claiming a well earned point.
And the Liverpool boss made some comments post-match that will leave anyone who watched the 90 minutes feeling somewhat confused as to the quality of their performance.
“I thought the players gave everything, particularly in the second half we looked like we could make the breakthrough,” said Rodgers.
“We pressed the game well, got into good areas and maybe needed a little bit of luck for the ball to drop to us.
“We kept a clean sheet, which was important. Seven points out of nine this week has been a good return for us.”
The goalless draw means the Reds have scored just seven league goals in eight home matches so far this season.
Steven Gerrard was once again rested and was forced to settle for an appearance from the substitutes’ bench in the second half, but Rodgers had few complaints with the players that started.
“I can’t have any complaints from the players,” he added. “They’re giving me everything and we can’t solely rely on Steven. It can’t [always] be up to him.”