VIDEO: Poor finishing leaves Brendan Rodgers “deflated” despite late draw

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Brendan Rodgers was obviously happy with the domination his team put forth after holding 65% of possession against Arsenal in the 2-2 draw.

“I thought everything that is good about this team was there to see. I thought our intensity and our pressure was very good. We suffocated them when they had the ball, and for a team [like Arsenal] that obviously is renowned to pass the ball, I thought we nullified that fantastically well. And then when we had the ball we got into spaces, we got in between with good pace on the team, and we always looked a threat.”

He even went so far as to say “our performance today was better than our 5-1 here last season.”

However, Arsenal pulling level just before halftime left them “deflated” at halftime.

Rodgers said he had no issues with the red card shown to Fabio Borini, saying there’s “no excuse” for it, but seemingly chalking it up to youth and passion.

He said he thought Alexis Sanchez dove to earn the free kick which led to Arsenal’s equalizing goal before halftime despite replays showing Steven Gerrard connecting with Sanchez’s shin on the tackle.