Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool 'outstanding' against West Brom

Goals missing all season - Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his players were "outstanding" against West Brom despite being held to a goalless draw at the Hawthorns.

Liverpool had 74% possession in the match and had 22 shots at goal, of which only five were on target.

The result was a setback to fifth-placed Liverpool's chances of securing a Champions League spot.

"I thought they were excellent. We didn't get the win, but our overall game was outstanding," Rodgers said.

"I was pleased how the players kept their patience and kept working the ball. The one area we were missing, as for most of the season, was goals."

Rodgers was particularly pleased with the performance of his defence, as they kept their 14th clean sheet of the campaign.

"Dejan Lovren was excellent. Balls into the box both him and Martin Skrtel dealt with very well," Rodgers added.

"I thought Emre Can was incredible today for a young player who I've asked to play in a number of positions. We defended well as a team, and attacked well as a team."