LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 24, 2015: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers before the FA Cup 4th Round match against Bolton Wanderers at Anfield. (Pic by Lindsey Parnaby/Propaganda)

Video: Rodgers claims Bolton should have been down to 10 men, but praises “outstanding” Liverpool

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed Bolton defender Matt Mills should have seen red for bringing down Lazar Markovic on the edge of the area, but declared himself pleased with Saturday’s goalless draw in the FA Cup 4th Round.
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The Reds couldn’t find a way through a strong Bolton defence and were forced to a replay, which will take place at the Macron Stadium on the week commencing 2nd February 2015.

"It was always going to be tough," he said. "Neil has done a great job and in 16 games they've lost three. We knew it would be physically demanding and I thought the players were outstanding positionally and getting the ball into the final third. We give them credit, their goalkeeper was oustanding.

"You've seen what it's like (with results elsewhere) and if you can't win, it's important that you don't lose."

Markovic tumbled under a challenge from Mills five minutes after a restart when there was only the goalkeeper to beat, but the referee waved play on.

"That was a poor decision," Rodgers said. "Matt Mills should have been sent off. You can see it clearly. Sometimes they go for you, sometimes it doesn't."