Brendan Rodgers insisted he was happy with Liverpool’s performance in the 0-0 draw against Hull City, but couldn’t hide his frustration at his sides failure to get all three points.
The Reds dominated the second half at Anfield, controlling possession, winning a huge number of set pieces, and missing a number of opportunities to break the deadlock.
But Rodgers says he was happy with the response of his side, following the disappointing 0-3 defeat to Real Madrid earlier in the week.
“I thought it was a great response for us from the game in midweek,” the manager said.
“We were maybe a bit slow in the first half but in the second half we were outstanding – the energy and effort we put into the game, and we created chances.
“It was a game that we should have had three points from. We had enough chances; I’m frustrated that we didn’t win the game, but performance-wise I’m happy with our reaction to the midweek game.”
Rodgers also had words of encouragement for Mario Balotelli, who missed a glorious chance to provide the winner with the very last kick of the game.
“There were a couple of chances that fell for him around the six-yard box.
“It was a great run by Philippe Coutinho, he opened up his foot to try to guide it in – it was a big chance and we had one or two of those in the game but we just couldn’t quite put the ball in the net.
“I thought Mario worked very well and very hard. He maybe thought he wasn’t going to play today. You saw that he is working hard and at the moment he’s doing his best.
“Unfortunately, it’s about confidence sometimes when you don’t get the goal. He kept going and kept getting into the areas, and I thought he and Rickie Lambert worked very well when [the substitutes] came on.”
Rogers’ stubborn team selection affecting the club very badly.Balotelli is still not enough to score.Boroni n Lambert may score if they get chance in starting xi.
We shouldn’t fault Balotelli in the game against Hull City…He worked his socks off on the field and the runs he was making was rarely seen before from himself…He had gotten Rodgers ideas onboard but alas, lady luck was deserting him…
Skrtel and Allen are the only 2 sore points observed in the match with Hull City…Skrtel’s habit of backing off on one-on-ones and not stepping up to set up the offside trap was clearly affecting the confidence of the defence…How on earth do you expect Mignolet to keep a clean sheet when his defender (Skrtel) keeps on allowing the opposing forwards to bring the ball close enough to the 6 yard box and allow a pot shot at the keeper…???
As for Allen, i would think that the Kop should now have had enough of his consistently mediocre performances from a 15 million pounds signing…He ain’t winning tackles and the ball in midfield and his attacking instincts aren’t just good enough for the team…He brings a disadvantage in height to the squad as well…His liabilities clearly outweighs his so-called “brilliant” passing statistics…If you’re just gonna pass the ball sideways and backwards, that definitely will improve the passing statistics…But as a midfielder, forward passing should be the criteria that we should be looking at as that often indirectly results in goals scored which accounts for games to be won…
Skrtel and Allen ought to be shown the Anfield exit asap like Johnson whose performances keeps worsening throughout their years at Anfield…
Fuck u Rodgers u must do only fucks