Liverpool’s Glen Johnson left wanting more after Spurs draw
Liverpool defender Glen Johnson is convinced the Reds deserved to beat Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Monday night
Glen Johnson felt Liverpool deserved to beat Tottenham Hotspur on Monday after the Reds were held to their eighth Anfield draw of the season by the Londoners.
Gareth Bale squandered the best chance of the game for the visitors’ in the 84th minute, while Andy Carroll looked a threat in front of Brad Friedel’s goal during a closely contested Premier League clash on Merseyside.
But neither side were able to break the deadlock, and the goalless draw leaves Liverpool seventh place, one point behind Arsenal in sixth ahead of the Reds’ trip to Old Trafford on Saturday.
“It’s always frustrating when you don’t win and especially when you play as well as we did,” Johnson, 27, told Liverpool’s website. “Spurs are a fantastic team but I felt like we did enough to win the game. It was just one of those days for us.
“They set themselves up deep and tried to catch us on the counter attack. With their pace on the break they were a threat with that. We tried our best to break them down but it was really difficult.
“We had a couple of decent chances and you wanted to take one and get a 1-0 but unfortunately the goal never came.”
The Reds have now drawn eight of their 12 Premier League games at Anfield this season, but the England defender has no doubts that his side will turn their stuttering home form around.
“Eight draws out of 12 doesn’t sound good but I don’t think the performances have reflected that,” he continued. “We’ve played better than that suggests and have deserved more points but that’s the way football goes. We have to move on as we’ve got a big game on Saturday.”