Liverpool cup hero Sterling says goal was lucky

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling admits that he was fortunate to score against Chelsea in the League Cup.

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has praised the character of his team following their draw with Chelsea on Tuesday, but confesses he had some good fortune in an interview with the club's official website.

The young forward believes his teammates showed guts in coming back from a goal down to the current Premier League leaders to set up a tantalising second leg tie at Stamford Bridge next week.

He also insists that the Anfield outfit are confident of getting a good result at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday and progressing into the final of the competition as they seek to give Brendan Rodgers his first trophy as Liverpool manager.

"Obviously we were disappointed to be 1-0 down going into the break," he told the club's official website.

"But it's not the worst result. We'll go into next week's game fully focused, knowing we can win there. Hopefully we'll play our best and try to get the result."

Sterling scored the equaliser in the game on Tuesday night with a slaloming run past several opponents capped by an excellent finish past 'keeper Thibaut Courtois.

However, the young England star has admitted that he in fact scuffed his shot and it was lucky to hit the back of the net at all.

"Jordan [Henderson] passed me the ball, I got to the edge of the box and thought I would shoot," said Sterling.

"It scuffed into the back of the net so it was a lucky finish, but it was good to get on the score sheet and help the team get the draw in the end."

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