Kop boss Brendan Rodgers rues missed chances and the conceding of a poor goal during the 1-1 draw with FC Sion…
Liverpool endured another frustrating evening in the Europa League on Thursday night as Swiss minnows FC Sion left Anfield with a share of the spoils.
The Reds looked bright at times and created plenty of promising situations but they ultimately failed to capitalise on taking the lead after just four minutes through Adam Lallana.
Slack defensive play contributed to Ebenezer Assifuah equalising 13 minutes later and the visitors had further opportunities to spring an even bigger surprise.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, manager Brendan Rodgers remarked: “We’re disappointed with the result.
“The story of the game was pretty obvious; we started the game well, got in front, gave away a poor goal and then created chances throughout the game and should have maybe won comfortably.
“But, unfortunately, we ended up drawing the game and we’re frustrated in the end.”
As he had done in the draw at Bordeaux a fortnight ago, Rodgers made a number of changes from the previous league game as he looked to give some youngsters and fringe players game time.
Discussing his thinking and the impact of the team selection, the Northern Irishman explained: “For this game, of course there were a number of players we needed to be careful with – players like Daniel Sturridge that were coming back from injury.
“There’s no doubt we want to qualify and get through into the knockout stages of the tournament, but we’re picking teams to get the result.
“Away in Bordeaux, there were a lot of young players playing that were getting great experience, but we’re still going up in the games.
“Maybe that little bit of lack of experience at times has not seen us hang onto the lead. Tonight, really the story was about the chances. We had enough chances to win the game, and that was really disappointing.”
Liverpool’s tally of two points from two games sees them sit second in Group B, level on points with Bordeaux and two behind current leaders Sion.
Rodgers’ men are next in action on Sunday when they face neighbours Everton in the first Merseyside derby of the season.
Their next outing in Europe is at home to Rubin Kazan on October 22.
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