Proud Of The Youth - The Verdict
Gerard Houllier has said he is disappointed with the result, because he believes our performance warranted all 3 points today against Fulham.
Speaking on the Official Site following the 1-1 draw, Houllier couldn't find enough praise for our young guns as he described the overall team performance as 'outstanding'.
But yet again we are left ruing missed chances and have paid in points for failing to kill off a team when we have the chances.
'We had enough chances to seal the game, that is the only thing we could blame ourselves for, we had the chance to finish it off.'
Whilst it is a bitter disappointment, it's impossible to be too down after the game because of the way we performed, and the way that our youngsters are stepping into the breach and looking perfectly at home on a Premiership pitch.
'The overall performance was good, we played some very good football.'
He adds that he knew the younger lads would get tired, especially as two of them hadn't started a Premiership game this season, but despite all that the positives of today are clear.
'In fairness I told the boys I am extremely unhappy with the result, but the performance was outstanding.'
Star man Barry Bannan earnt special words from the gaffer.
'We put him in gradually, he started in the Cup and then we put him on against Birmingham. I think he has got the attributes of a modern footballer, skill, pass, movement, the eye for a pass.'
Now if we could just start scoring!
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