Swansea 0 Liverpool 0: It isn’t two points dropped, insists Rodgers

Swansea 0 Liverpool 0: Brendan Rodgers insists he is happy with a point after a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium

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Brendan Rodgers insisted it wasn’t a case of “two points dropped” after Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

The Reds were on top in the first half and Raheem Sterling came close when the 17-year-old’s venomous volley crashed against the Swansea crossbar in the 33rd minute.

Minutes later, Jose Enrique was adjudged to have been narrowly offside after he converted Luis Suárez’s cross past Gerhard Tremmel.

Swansea improved after the interval and Ashley Williams’ powerful header was hacked off the line by Enrique, while Suárez failed to beat the Swans goalkeeper with a late chance.

“It was an emotional return,” said Rodgers. “It was a very good game, we played really well and created chances. We were unfortunate with the offside.

“I was really pleased with the method of our game. We had a chance at the end but didn’t quite take it.”

“It was always going to be a tight game. We wanted to keep our run going – I’ll never say coming here is two points dropped.

“You can see that once we can get that quality in to support what we already have, we have enough to keep moving forward.”

Rodgers was making his first return to Swansea after leaving the club to take charge of the Reds in May.

The 39-year-old was pleased to be back in South Wales and heaped praise on midfielder Joe Allen, who he brought to Anfield from Swansea in the summer.

“It was brilliant to see the people [of Swansea] before the game started. I’ll always remember my time here with good memories,” Rodgers added.

“He [Joe Allen] was playing as the controller today, the link player. Joe has been outstanding since he came in. I thought he played well.”

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