Hodgson insists Liverpool deserved victory over Bolton

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson felt they deserved their victory over Bolton Wanderers.

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson felt they deserved their victory over Bolton Wanderers.

An injury-time winner from Joe Cole, after Fernando Torres had equalised Kevin Davies' first-half header, secured the win after two successive defeats.

Hodgson felt his side deserved their victory, even if there was a slight suspicion that Cole's winner was offside.

"For 90 minutes I thought we were clearly the better team. We had to play well to give that performance and I am naive enough believer that if you give the performances then often you do win," he said.

"I am extra satisfied we got the winning goal but even at 1-1 I wouldn't have been in any way dejected because I think today we put Wednesday's game well and truly behind us.

"Even if you win it to a controversial goal I don't think we should be in any way apologising for it and anyone who begrudges us that victory after watching the game is a very churlish person."

 
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