Date:22nd December 2014 at 3:55pm
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Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool are almost back to their best following Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal.

Martin Skrtel rescued a point with a 97th minute header at Anfield, in a game in which the Reds managed 27 attempts on goal, and 65% of the possession.

The performance was particularly pleasing for the boss, however defensive lapses once again prevented the Reds from collecting a deserved three points.

Asked if they can still make it into the Champions League reckoning, Rodgers said: “Yes, absolutely – but is always going to be a big challenge.

“Of course, we have to make up points but we have shown this is a club that can go on a run of games.

“In the second half of last season we went on a run of 11 wins. The most important thing is the confidence.

“And, once we bring injured Daniel Sturridge back in January, we can get back to being that team.”

Rodgers also had words of praise for Martin Skrtel, who powered home the equaliser having earlier suffered a nasty head injury which required stitches.

“He is a strong character. He stayed on and scored a great header. He is a real warrior,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers added: “We are slowly getting back to where we want to get back to. Our performance was outstanding.

“The character and the quality of the team was very, very good. We have played better and dominated more than we did last year when we beat them 5-1.”