The home side enjoyed far more possession that their London rivals, but were unable to carve out many clear-cut chances.
Steven Gerrard was denied a penalty in the second-half after being felled by Joey O’Brien, whilst the likes of Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho looked threatening.
The Hammers almost stole a dramatic late winner, but Lucas was in the right place at the right time to knee Jack Collison’s header off of the line.
Rodgers was frustrated after the final whistle, suggesting that his side did enough across the 90 minutes to take the win:
“We obviously played very well, I thought some of our game today was very good.” He told Sky Sports.
“We had to control West Ham, coming off the back of a good result against West Brom, on the counter-attack and I thought we did that well.
“Offensively our drive and determination going forward was very good in our game. But you need the energy to keep persevering until you get the goal.”
Daniel Sturridge did manage to put the ball in the back of the net for the hosts, only to see the flag raised for offside.
Rodgers was frustrated by the decision, insisting that luck was not on Liverpool’s side:
“Obviously when we did get the goal it was deemed offside and if you watch it again it was clearly onside so that was the bit of luck we needed to get the goal and open the game up.
“Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.”
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