Liverpool 0 West Ham 0: Rodgers ‘very frustrated’ with stalemate
Liverpool 0 West Ham 0: Brendan Rodgers admits he was "very frustrated" to see the Reds drop points against the Hammers
Brendan Rodgers admitted he was “very frustrated” after Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by stubborn West Ham United at Anfield.
The Reds failed to manufacture many clear-cut chances but Daniel Sturridge had a legitimate goal ruled out for offside, while Steven Gerrard was denied a penalty in the second half.
Sam Allardyce’s men could have snatched a dramatic winner in the 85th minute but Jack Collison’s header was booted off the line by Brazil international Lucas Leiva.
Rodgers, whose side are now nine points behind fourth-placed Tottenham, felt the Merseyside outfit deserved to beat the Hammers.
“We are very frustrated. Obviously we didn’t get the three points I thought we were more than deserving of. We kept pushing from the very first minute,” Rodgers said.
“I thought the intent in our game was very good, some of our quality arrived in good areas.
“You’ve got to give credit to West Ham. I thought they defended very, very well. Some of their blocks and commitment to putting their bodies on the line was admirable.
“It was a game where you’ve either got to score early on to open it up, or you need that wee bit of luck to get a goal.
“Unfortunately when we did score it was deemed offside, but if you see it again, Daniel Sturridge was clearly onside. That was something we needed to open up the game.
“The performance of the players was very good. Their commitment and concentration in the game was outstanding, but unfortunately we failed to get the goal which could have led to two or three more.”