Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers felt his side could have done better with the goals they conceded but took positives from the way they finished the game and thought they deserved a point.
He said on Sky Sports News:
‘We’re disappointed with those goals but we’ll take great hope from the second-half performance.
‘We know the improvements we need to make if we’re to sustain a challenge at the top of the table.’
He added: ‘We get great backing here from our supporters, they were brilliant, kept rallying us in the second half and we’re just disappointed for them that we couldn’t get that equaliser which I though we deserved.’
Rodgers also backed new signing Sturridge to be a big success for Liverpool.
The recent arrival from Chelsea scored his second goal for the Reds to get them back into the game and might have salvaged a point with a couple of late opportunities.
‘I thought he was a real threat when he came on. He’s an outstanding young player who just needed an opportunity. He’s now got two goals in two games and he’ll score many goals for Liverpool for sure,’ said Rodgers.