Rafa frustrated by “two points dropped”

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was left frustrated by his side’s goalless draw away to Wolves on Tuesday night, admitting that it was a great opportunity missed to make ground in the race for fourth place.

The Reds looked back to their all too familiar uninspiring form as Mick McCarthy’s men earned a valuable draw amongst a bad run of form for themselves.

Although the result moves the Reds ahead of Manchester City and into fifth, Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Fulham at White Hart Lane tonight means Liverpool now trail them by four points.

After the game at Molineux, Benitez told press, “If you analyse our position in the table, then maybe it was two points dropped. If you analyse the game then it was fair enough. In the first half we were in control. We didn’t create clear chances and the final pass in the final third was the difference.

“In the second half they were pushing harder and we had to defend, but we still had some good counter attacks. Again the final pass was the difference. If you analyse the game, then the result is fair.

“To have a clean sheet is good and another positive after the last four or five games.

“We went close but you have to score if you want to win. In the first-half they had one chance on the counter attack. We had two or three situations around the box. In the first minute we had a very good opportunity, but credit to them because they were pushing very, very hard.”

Liverpool next face Bolton in the Premier League on Saturday at Anfield (kick-off is 3pm).