What the gaffa had to say

"Coming here it was always going to be difficult, but I was quite pleased with the way my team played," said Coppell.

"We set out to make it more difficult for Liverpool who have been irresistible of late and we made life hard for them.

"We just needed a break and we had a couple of opportunities in the first half, but could not take them.

"In the second half we pushed more forward and got up a head of steam, but failed to take our chances."

"We are battling away and we are enjoying the experience of being in the top division, there is no frustration.

"Yes we want to play against the top teams and it is no disgrace to be beaten by them.

"We want to compete in this division and for periods today we were very competitive, but their quality on occasions was just too good.

"We had a go and we have got to make sure we are ready for the next game and be prepared to try and win three points."