Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has welcomed the international break following the disappointing 1-2 loss to Chelsea on Saturday Getty Images/Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has commended his team's performance despite being disappointed at the 1-2 loss to Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday.

The Reds boss feels his team are low on confidence, as they are giving everything on the field but are failing to get the right results.

Liverpool have won just one of their last six games in all competitions and Rodgers will be aware of the toll it is taking on the players.

"It'll turn for us but it is a difficult moment," Rodgers is quoted as saying by the BBC.

"The players are giving everything but as you would expect when you are not winning the confidence is a bit low."

The Northern Irishman feels that his team did not produce the goods in the final third despite having most of the possession.

"We had the possession and enough territory but maybe lacked a bit once we arrived into the important areas of the field," the manager has been quoted as saying on Liverpool's official site.

Rodgers was disappointed with the referee following the game, as Liverpool were denied a clear penalty during the final minutes of the game with Chelsea in the lead.

Gary Cahill clearly leant into the ball and deflected Steven Gerrard's shot away with his arm, but the official refused to give in to the Reds players' call for a penalty.

"It's a big decision in a big game that we didn't get. I wasn't even in doubt," the former Swansea City boss fumed.

"My players gave everything. They deserved something from it and if we weren't going to get it in open play, then certainly we should have had it from the penalty spot, so we're disappointed we didn't get that."

Rodgers has welcomed the international break as he believes that it will be a good time for the club to get some of the players back from injury and get focused on what will be an important period for the club going forward.

"At the moment it's difficult for us because we're not getting results and it has been a tough week. The [international] break probably comes at a good time for us; we're hoping we can get one or two injuries back after that, then look to get on a run, because that's going to be important for us," Rodgers concluded.