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Laudrup and Rodgers happy with point

Swansea City's Ben Davies, right, grapples with Liverpool's Raheem Sterling Photo: Tom Hevezi/AP/Press Association Images

Both Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers were happy to settle for a point after their sides played out a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium.

Swansea City's Pablo Hernández went closest for the home side, forcing a finger tip save from Pepe Reina in the Reds goal.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling crashed a shot onto the bar from outside the area, while José Enrique was harshly adjudged to be offside after sliding home a low cross.

Laudrup was pleased his side were able to contain a dangerous Liverpool team and record their first clean sheet since August:

I think it was a good point, I think we deserved that point.

In the first half they had more chances than us but we had chances too and I am pleased with the performance.

You know when you play against Suarez and (Steven) Gerrard they can always invent something, but I think we handled it well.

There has been a lot of talk about Suarez and Ashley and today we saw two guys trying to do their best.

Suarez did some good things, but maybe less than he is used to as he played against two guys who did very well. There was one foul and yellow card for Chico but it was a fantastic game defensively.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers felt his side had a perfectly good goal ruled out while admitting his return to Swansea was "emotional":

We were unfortunate with the offside goal we had ruled out; that was a goal, I have seen it on the replay.

But we are now eight games unbeaten and we are chipping away and our method was good today.

I will always remember my time here with good memories.

It was an emotional return, I have seen so many people I shared great moments of my life with.

It is a fantastic place to come back to and I was really looking forward to coming back to it.


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