Liverpool morning news: Gerrard says cup loss won't derail season, Rodgers unhappy over no penalty decision

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A selection of the latest stories related to Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said that yesterday’s FA Cup loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium won’t derail their pursuit of Champions League football.

Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo after the game: ‘Obviously we’re going away really disappointed with the result but we can’t be disappointed with how we played.

‘The least we deserved was a replay. Going out of the Cup is a blow but the effort, the attitude and the character was excellent.

‘The way we’re playing at the moment, we’re a match for anyone. Going forward we look so dangerous and we are creating more than enough chances to win games.

‘People are talking about us being a top side and rightly so. We need to bounce back quickly – that’s what top sides do after a setback.’

Liverpool were denied the opportunity to equalise after Luis Suarez was taken down by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the penalty area, and manager Brendan Rodgers has said it would be nice to know why a penalty wasn’t given for that incident.

Rodgers is quoted saying after yesterday’s game: ‘If it is a penalty it should happen, irrespective of what reputation he’s got. I thought that was quite an easy decision to make.

‘You can’t change it but I’ll speak to an assessor or someone because it would be nice to know why it wasn’t given.’

Midfielder Joe Allen has told the club’s website the side will have no problem raising themselves after yesterday’s defeat to the Gunners.

Allen said: ‘We never know when we’re beaten and that’s a great characteristic to have. We’ve got strong personalities in that dressing room that will make sure we give everything until the very end.’

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