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Liverpool Boss Won’t Blame Toure

Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, says he won’t blame individual players after Kolo Toure’s costly error allowed West Brom to equalise in the 1-1 draw on Sunday.

Daniel Sturridge had put Liverpool in front, but a careless pass from Toure allowed West Brom striker, Victor Anichebe, to equalize and earn a point for the Baggies.

The error cost Liverpool the chance to close the gap to third-placed Chelsea to just one point, but Rodgers didn’t want to criticise his defender for trying to play football.  

"Defensively, we were very, very good," the Liverpool boss said after the game.

"I'll never criticise players for trying to play football but Kolo probably shouldn't have received the ball under pressure and his pass was misplaced.

"But for me, it's the bravest place on the field as we look to build our play from behind. That has won us many games this season.

"We like to build the game and construct play from behind and sometimes it will cost you and today was unfortunately one of those days.

"Kolo Toure has been brilliant since he's been here. He's been a real leader, an outstanding professional and, unfortunately, it was a mistake."

Liverpool were in cruise control after Sturridge’s opener and could have been 2-0 up, but Rodger’s in-form striker, Luis Suarez, unlikely missed a great chance to give his side a two goal lead, minutes before the equalizer.

"I thought that after the control we had in the first half, there wasn't many chances in the game, but I thought up until the mistake we made we were in control of the game," Rodgers added.

"Maybe we should have been 2-0 up but they pulled it back to 1-1. So it gives them a little bit of momentum and the game is in the balance.

"But it's a good point. We played some terrific stuff today, the pitch was awful conditions for a Premier League football pitch.

"Overall, I'm disappointed now that we haven't taken all three points but it's another point further for us in terms of where we're wanting to go."

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