Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool did everything but score in the goalless draw with Bolton.
Neil Lennon’s Championship side earned a well deserved replay, with a battling defensive performance at Anfield – with goalkeeper Adam Bogdan the star of the show.
Despite dominating possession and creating a host of chances, the Reds could not score what would have been the decisive goal.
“We did everything but put the ball in the back of the net,” the Northern Irishman said. “Creative-wise we were excellent and we were defensively solid against a good team.
“Neil makes them very difficult to beat. We worked the spaces really well. With a bit of luck and the ball dropping for us and maybe better finishing we would have won the game. But we didn’t. We kept a clean sheet and it was a good performance, but we just didn’t get the goal.
“Of course you want to go through, but we’re still in the hat. It’s a beautiful pitch at Bolton and that will be good for us. We have players coming back from injury and it’s an opportunity for them to play and for us to do well in the competition. We’re still in the hat, which is the most important thing and we’ll see that game as a very important game.
“We have a squad of players here that allows us to rotate and change and hopefully keep the consistency at the same time. The team is playing well at the moment, so when it’s like that, everyone wants to play in the team.”
Once the team list showed Allen,Johnson and Enrique it seemed inevitable that the best result could only be 0-0. Resorting to a bunch of has-beens or never-was ( the case of Allen) was very poor call when all knew that Bolton would play their socks off!