Rodgers: Liverpool deserved winners of Europa group
Brendan Rodgers feels his Liverpool side are deserved winners of Group A in the Europa League.
The Merseyside club overcame Udinese 1-0 at the Stadio Friuli in Thursday's final group fixture to edge Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala on the table and Rodgers believes it was a just outcome.
However, the Northern Irishman did concede that Liverpool did have some luck when Udinese skipper Antonio di Natale blasted wide of the mark in the dying seconds with a goal ending their run in the competition.
"It is that moment when there is literally 20 seconds left and we've given away the ball. It was very close," admitted Rodgers.
"Hopefully it is a sign we have a little bit of luck going our way because maybe a couple of months back that would have gone in and we would be out of the competition.
"There was no margin for error tonight, I felt we had to win the game because we were in a difficult group against good teams.
"Over the course of all the games, how we have played and progressed through the tournament I think we are deserved winners of the group.
"We can rest well, focus on the league and look forward to next February."