English Premiership

Rodgers: We did enough to win

2014-12-15 08:20
Brendan Rodgers (AFP)
Cape Town - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted that his side "did enough to win the game" after seeing them suffer a 3-0 defeat at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, reports Football411.

The Reds produced another typically toothless display in front of goal, with youngster Raheem Sterling seeing two good first-half chances saved by David De Gea, who went on to pick up the man-of-the-match award for his eye-catching display in goal.

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata gave the Red Devils a two-goal advantage heading into the half-time break, before Robin van Persie popped up in the 71st minute to rub further salt in the wounds of the Merseysiders.

The second-half introductions of Mario Balotelli and Lazar Markovic did little to improve Liverpool's cutting edge in front of goal, although much of the credit must go to De Gea for producing an imperious showing between the sticks.

Reflecting on what was a disappointing result for his side, Rodgers told Sky Sports 1: "We created enough chances to win the game but we also made defensive mistakes.

"It probably epitomised our season, we're not prolific enough in terms of goalscoring.

"I think David De Gea was man of the match. I've seen him have four or five games like that.

"The first half we were the better side but we can't concede the goals we did. We nearly went in front and they broke up the other end and got a goal, we lost a runner from midfield which you can't do."

"It's easy, we know what the solutions are but we have to keep working and hopefully the confidence will return.

"At least we created the opportunities and if we can cut out the mistakes we're going to be in with a chance of winning more games."


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