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Liverpool drop one at home after winning 11 – Coach Rodgers reacts

April 27, 2014 by  
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Liverpool 0-2 Chelsea

The streak has had to end at some point but this defeat at Anfield against their rival Chelsea, put Liverpool in a difficult situation. After winning 11 straight games and climb to the spot in the Premier League, the Reds are under pressure now to win the title with only two games in hand.

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“My players were outstanding today apart from just that final bit around the box,” Rodgers told reporters after the final whistle. Congratulations to Chelsea, they won the game. They probably came for a draw and we just couldn’t quite make the breakthrough.

“But we showed everything today. We tried to get on the ball and we were the team that wanted to win the game. It was difficult – they virtually played, right from the off, with a back-six. They had a back-four with the two wingers back in and the midfield three in front.

“So there were 10 players, from the first minute, behind the ball and we just found it difficult to break down, but it wasn’t nerves, it was just that final ball and maybe a bit of luck to break through. We’re obviously disappointed with the result, but I only have pride for the players after the game because we sit two points above Chelsea, and you see the squad that they have.

“I can tell the players, like I did say afterwards, that I’m so proud of them and the position we find ourselves in, with the money that has been spent at the top end of the table, for us to still be two points clear of Chelsea.”

The defeat brought a mazy, scintillating run of 11 consecutive league victories to a close on a day when the Kop was once again in full voice, generating a ferocious atmosphere prior to kick-off. Much has been made of the supporters’ passion in recent weeks as Liverpool have swept aside all comers, both at Anfield and on the road – and so Rodgers was keen to highlight their backing, which was unyielding even in defeat.

“We were the better team with the ball. I thought we were the team that wanted to win the game. But it’s hard to reinforce that when you lose the game. My players tried to unlock them right from the very off. Chelsea are an experienced group of players.

“But we have a way of working and I take great pride in that. We might not have got the result today, but we’ve seen over the course of the season that we have made great strides and we’ll continue to do that.

“City will now feel they can go on and win their games. We’ll just recover now; we’ll focus on the next game, and continue with that positive mentality that we’ve had throughout the season – because that’s the reason why we are where we are.”

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