Liverpool deserved a point, insists Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers feels Liverpool don't deserve to leave Spanish capital empty-handed
Brendan Rodgers felt Liverpool were unfortunate to leave the Bernabeu empty-handed after Real Madrid edged to a 1-0 win.
Karim Benzema scored his third goal against the Reds in the Champions League this season to seal three points for the holders in the Spanish capital.
With our courage to play, our attitude and commitment in the game to keep going forward, I thought we deserved a point from the game
But the Liverpool manager, who fielded a weakened side for the Group B clash, was pleased with the performance of his second-string.
“We’re disappointed with the result, in particular after an excellent performance. We started the game very, very well, showed great confidence and courage to play,” Rodgers said.
“We defended well when we had to against a team who are winning games by four, five and six goals and are currently the best team in the world.
“I thought we were unfortunate not to get something from the game. The courage the players showed, we had to defend well at times, but we always wanted to ensure we stayed in the game. We’ve seen at this stadium in particular, games finished after 20/25 minutes.
“With our courage to play, our attitude and commitment in the game to keep going forward, I thought we deserved a point from the game.
“In terms of team selection, I know we haven’t been a team that has got a consistent run of form at the moment, winning five or six games. The changes were for a team that I thought would get us a performance and a result – we got a performance but unfortunately we didn’t get the result.”
Liverpool are in third place in Group B, three points behind Basel.