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Rodgers hails Liverpool side after Tottenham defeat

Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his Liverpool players after they were beaten 2-1 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Aaron Lennon and Gareth Bale put Spurs two goals ahead inside 16 minutes and even though the only Reds score came from a Bale own goal, Rodgers felt his side were unlucky not to get something form the match.

"I thought we were absolutely magnificent," he said. "I don't think we can come here and play any better than that.

"We'd have been disappointed if we'd drawn the game, but to actually lose it was bitterly disappointing for the players because I thought they were absolutely fantastic.

"We started reasonably well but found ourselves 2-0 down very quickly and that can be difficult.

"But you could see the spirit and the reaction of the team for the rest of the game. That was a game that we dominated.

"It was just relentless and some of our play was outstanding, but we were just unfortunate we couldn't at least get the draw."

The loss ended a seven-game unbeaten streak for Liverpool and forced the Anfield club down to 12th on the Premier League table ahead of Saturday's home meeting with lowly Southampton.

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