Rodgers credits Courtois for Blues cup win

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was the reason for his side’s defeat in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time header earned the Blues a 1-0 victory in the second leg at Stamford Bridge to secure a Wembley date against either Tottenham or Sheffield United on March 1st.

“We are very proud of the team,” Rodgers said. “Over the two legs we were the better side but their goalkeeper has got them to the final. Up at Anfield and here he has made some very important saves.

“That has won them the game. The players gave everything and we created chances to win but we weren’t clinical enough.”

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