The Reds produced an encouraging performance at Anfield yesterday, but two defensive howlers cost Liverpool all 3 points in a match they really should have won.
Manchester City snatched a 2-2 draw after Martin Skrtel and Luis Suarez twice gave the Reds a lead, with Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez scoring for City.
The boss felt ‘the best team did not win’ and spoke glowingly about the performances of new signing Joe Allen and Raheem Sterling.
“I thought the best team didn’t win. I thought we were outstanding against a top side, the champions.
“Once we managed the first five or 10 minutes, tactically the players were terrific. We’d prepared for 4-2-3-1 and 3-5-2 but until you get on the field and play against the movement…
“We’re disappointed not to win the game but there were a lot of young players giving us great hope for the future.
“The fight and the quality we played with today – and the atmosphere – was incredible.”
But despite being delighted with the way his team performed Rodgers admits he is keen to sign few more players before transfer window shuts
Asked about possible activity between now and Friday’s deadline, he said: “I am not sure. I would hope we could get some more players in.
“The players just need help. We lost players in the summer and we were only able to bring in a few to replace those. If we’re going to strengthen, then hopefully we can get a few more in.”
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