Liverpool boss Rodgers: We didn't deserve that

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists they didn't deserve defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists they didn't deserve defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Rodgers was unhappy that Dowd awarded two second-half penalties, the first of which also saw Daniel Agger red-carded for a professional foul on Albion striker Shane Long.

He said: "I thought the scoreline was harsh. Congratulations to West Brom and Steve Clarke getting his first win as a manager.

"I've no complaints about the first goal, a fantastic strike from Gera, showing wonderful technique.

"But in the second half, although I'm not going to go on about the referee, I thought the two penalty decisions were very harsh.

"I don't think either was a penalty and Martin Skrtel doesn't even connect for the second one.

"With the first one, Long's pace has got him there. There is slight contact but I know Long well, how big and strong he is, and it was very harsh.

"With 10 men and then chasing the game, it becomes difficult."

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