Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits his side is disappointed with their 2-2 draw in an English Premier League match against Aston Villa on Saturday, saying he feels like it is two points dropped.
Still, Gerrard was happy with the resilience his side showed to come from two goals behind to earn a share of the spoils, and also admitted that perhaps Villa deserved a point from the game.
Gerrard added that it was not his best performance either and Villa made it difficult for him to play his natural game.
“If we looked at this fixture before the game, we'd see it as two points dropped. But I think, the way Aston Villa played today, they deserved a point,” said Gerrard.
“We were nowhere near good enough first half, we improved a lot after the break and showed good character to get back in it. Now, after the game, it's probably a fair result.
“They went for a diamond and I think they outnumbered us in the middle of the park. They got it forward really quickly and murdered us on the counter attack. We expected them to be good on the counter attack, but they were even better than we thought.
“Credit to them, they could have scored more than two goals, but we did well to keep it down to two. We changed our formation as well, and I think we got control of the game. From half-time, we were the better team.
“They put a lot of men around me. Every time I tried to get the ball under control they swamped me in the first half.
“It didn't work for myself or the team. I openly admit that it wasn't one of my better 45 minutes, but I improved after the break with the team and we managed to get back in it, but it's still two points dropped for us.
“I think the problem today and the reason why the fans will be so disappointed is that because our home form has been immaculate and we have almost spoilt the supporters at home.
“They will probably see this as a disappointing result but, hopefully, this point could be important for us at the end of the season. It is no time to panic, we keep going and keep fighting for fourth.”