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Brendan Rodgers: We probably got what we deserved in the end


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the 2-2 home draw against Leicester City is a fair result.

Two controversial penalties saw the Reds take a 2-0 lead going into the second half but two goals in two minutes from David Nugent and Jeff Schlupp silenced the Anfield fans mid-way through the second half.

Liverpool increased the pressure late in the game and had chances including a Lazar Markovic header but in the end they could only manage a draw, their fifth of the campaign.

"We probably got what we deserved in the end," Rodgers said.

"I don't think we played well, in all honesty, and I thought Leicester played very well.

"We found ourselves 2-0 up in a game that we didn't deserve to be, but we still created chances - in particular in the second half. But it was always a dangerous game.

"Leicester played very well and have got players with speed at the top end of the field, which always makes it dangerous.

"We're obviously disappointed at being 2-0 up and conceding the goals that we did - really poor goals, giving the ball away so cheaply, not defending well enough when you are getting shots scored from outside the box.

"It was interesting because we talked about it. We had a plan in place in terms of after the opponent scores or after we score, looking at that five-minute spell and an idea of what to do and how to work that.

"Unfortunately, we failed to do that. We gave away simple moments of possession; passes that are simple, we gave the ball away. We recovered the ball again and then lost it again.

"From that, you've got to defend better. For their second goal, [Riyad Mahrez] has got in. We had them all locked in, lots of numbers on one side of the field so that he can't come out of that.

"He ended up coming across and sliding it in; then we had to do better on the edge of the box. The shot came in too easy. You've got to be strong and aggressive and block that.

"They played well, let's give them credit as well. It shows you how the league is - it's a very unforgiving league. Leicester are bottom of the table but absolutely played really well today.

"Over this busy period, we've got seven points out of nine. At 2-0 up, even playing as poorly as we did, we should have closed that out. But we didn't and it's a point."

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