The Reds endured a frustrating afternoon at Anfield after they were forced to settle for a goalless draw against Stoke at Anfield.

Liverpool were the better team for the majority of the match, dominating possession for almost two-thirds of the contest. However it was just the same old story at the end, a lot of possession but couldn’t convert the chances.  Rodgers reflected in his post-match press conference:

“We’re disappointed we didn’t win the game. The attitude and application of the players was terrific and we stood up to the real physicality of the game, which was a big plus.  If you can play against Stoke physically, especially with so many young players in the team and technicians, then you know you’re going to be alright in your other games.  I thought as the game wore on we got into good spaces and moments in good areas of the field, but just our final touch or decision at the end of it didn’t quite allow us to score.  We’re disappointed not to win, but there were a lot of real positives from the game – and it was our first [league] clean sheet of the season, which was important.  I was particularly pleased with how we kept going. We kept getting on the ball and getting between people. We were throwing bodies into the box, but we couldn’t quite get that final touch to get the goal.”

Liverpool still remain on the bottom half of the table after the draw and it’s sure to be another frustrating result for Rodgers.

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