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Coaches content with point apiece

Liverpool FC manager Rafael Benítez and his Chelsea FC counterpart José Mourinho both felt their side had the upper hand at Anfield.

Rafael Benítez, Liverpool manager
It was a good game - we played with a high tempo and we both tried to win - but we played better than them. Sometimes the small things can prove the difference. When we play one game we are close to [Chelsea] although across the season they have a strong squad. The idea was to press high and with [Peter] Crouch you can keep the ball and there are a lot of possibilities in attack. It is good to have four points but after today we could have had six. It was a good game for people to enjoy and it was important for us to play well. You can see a Liverpool team at the same level as Chelsea and today we were better than them.

José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
I'm not 100 per cent satisfied but it's a point so I'm not crazy with happiness but I'm not very sad. In the Champions League a point away from home is not a bad result. It's a fair result and I don't think anyone deserved to win. In the last 15 minutes we played [Hernán] Crespo and [Didier] Drogba together and I thought they would give us three points but as an away team I think we did our job. It was very competitive and a very good game. The game was very close - a game for men. There was not a lot of space in midfield, the fight was there and there was not a lot of space to create chances. We coped with them very well. Liverpool didn't create much danger.