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David Luiz and Andreas Christensen discuss what made the difference at Anfield and assess race for top four

David Luiz and Andreas Christensen talk about taking chances and fighting for the top four…

The pair finished yesterday’s game at Anfield as our centre-backs after Antonio Rudiger picked up a first-half injury, and for the most part helped us keep Liverpool’s formidable front three at bay.

As it turned out two goals in three minutes shortly after the interval proved decisive, condemning us to a sixth away league loss this season in the process. However, there were more positives to take than when we went down to Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City, something David Luiz acknowledged.

‘At the end they got their opportunities and they scored, and we didn’t,’ he noted.

‘It’s a bit frustrating when you do a great game at Anfield and you don’t get the three points. They have a great team, a great philosophy, a great coach, they are in the run to fight for the title, they are excited about that, but I think we had our chances.

‘When you play in big games against big clubs you don’t get many opportunities to score, so when you have you have to try to score. Eden made great choices, one unlucky with the post, the other one the wind was not his friend, but okay, he was trying like always.

‘We didn’t get the points here but we are still in the fight.'

Read: Sarri on what he learned from Liverpool defeat and Rudiger injury update

Christensen keeping confident

If either of Hazard’s opportunities had gone in it could have been a very different outcome indeed. Christensen was left to rue the short period before then that ultimately cost us, but he insisted we remain very much in contention for a Champions League spot next term.

‘They started the second half a lot quicker and a lot better than we did,’ the Dane said.

‘We created some chances ourselves, but they took their opportunities.

‘We’re still in the top four. We’re still fighting for that. We go into every game confident to win it. There’s no change there. We’re still feeling very confident and that it’s in our hands.’

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