Brendan Rodgers happy with Liverpool showing, rues missed opportunities

The Reds boss has stated that the Merseysiders could have won all three points against Arsenal last night.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has stated that he feels his team could have won all three points against Arsenal last night, but told the club’s official website that he was happy with the visitors’ performance.

The Reds drew 0-0 with Arsene Wenger’s men at the Emirates Stadium, with the Anfield outfit spurning a number of gilt-edged chances in the first half.

Philippe Coutinho struck the woodwork twice in the first 45 minutes, while Christian Benteke saw a close-range effort inexplicably saved by Gunners goalkeeper Petr Cech.

Despite feeling disappointed at not converting their chances, Rodgers has stated that he is happy with how his team performed.

“We definitely could have had all three points,” the Liverpool official website quote the Northern Irish manager as saying.

“Certainly performance-wise, I was very happy with how we worked.

“The first half in particular we created chances and should have been in front. Second half, you expect some pressure in the game, but we defended that very well and always looked a threat going forward.

“Our performance level is growing all the time, you see our defensive organisation was very good against a top-class team. The overriding feeling is we get a point, a clean sheet and we move to the next game.”

Liverpool remain unbeaten after the result and are yet to concede a goal this season after consecutive 1-0 victories over Stoke and Bournemouth.

Given that Arsenal ran riot against the Reds last season at the Emirates Stadium, winning 4-1, the visitors have every right to feel encouraged by their showing this time round.

The Merseyside outfit host West Ham at Anfield in their next fixture this weekend and will look to continue their progressive start to the new campaign.

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