Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers says Reds lucky to beat QPR

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QPR 2-3 Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers says QPR deserved more

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said his side did not deserve their thrilling victory over QPR.

The Hoops spurned several clear chances before four goals in the last eight minutes, culminating in Steven Caulker's own goal, gave the Reds a 3-2 victory at Loftus Road.

Rodgers said: "QPR certainly did not deserve to lose. We were lucky to win, but we showed tremendous character.

"QPR definitely deserved something from the game. Overall, we were fortunate."

Liverpool led through Richard Dunne's record 10th Premier League own goal before a breathless finale.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool have kept one clean sheet in eight Premier League games this season

Eduardo Vargas levelled three minutes from the end of normal time with his first QPR goal, before Philippe Coutinho drilled in Liverpool's second.

Vargas equalised again in added time before Caulker diverted a Raheem Sterling cross into his own net.

Rodgers said his side, who climbed to fifth, had "no rhythm" in the first half and "there was no speed in the game".

He added: "Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho coming on gave us a technical lift and we started to create more."

QPR remain bottom of the Premier League with four points from eight games.

Manager Harry Redknapp described his side's performance as the best of his tenure, but added they were "naive".

He said: "You need to take the point because, in our situation, it gives us all a big lift.

"You organise with a minute to go, thinking we'll take a point, we're not going to get beat whatever happens and then to throw the result away, having worked so hard...

"Everywhere I thought we were fantastic. We went after them all over the park and we won our battles in 90% of positions, but in the end we got done for being naive.

"I still feel like we're going to be OK. I'm really positive."

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