Brendan Rodgers claims Liverpool were the “better” team over two legs

Liverpool went down 2-1 to Chelsea on aggregate courtesy of a Branislav Ivanovic strike but it was only in the extra time did the Serbian settle the tie at Stamford Bridge.

As it was an enthralling game which went back and forwards with chances for both sides. However. Liverpool failed to convert those opportunities, just like the first tie at Anfield and they paid the price.

Both sides set up wiBrendan_Rodgers_2232069bth their strongest players which included Raheem Sterling, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas and this made for a very entertaining game.

“I thought they were outstanding. Over the course of two legs we were the better team. We had good opportunities to score but didn’t score. I feel nothing but pride really because the players gave everything.” said Rodgers.

 

Meanwhile, the win for Chelsea means they could now face Sheffield United or Tottenham Hotspur depending on who wins tonight’s clash with the Londoners currently 1-0 ahead.

For Northern Irishman and Liverpool its back to focusing on the league but the Northern Ireland boss praised his players massively for their performance admitting they should have went through.

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