Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers has said he's just happy to still be in with a chance of making the FA Cup semi-finals after a 0-0 draw with Blackburn Rovers at Anfield.

But Rodgers refused to point the finger at his players at the end of a demanding run of fixtures.

"The objective in this game was to make sure we were in the hat for the semi-final," said the Reds boss at a press conference. "We didn't quite win it but we are still in there. I am not overly disappointed. Of course we wanted to get through.

"It is a big credit to my players, on the back of a tough week of games. The objective was to get four points from six over the course of Man City and Burnley after travelling to Besiktas and we got six.

The Reds had a number of shouts for a penalty, and Rodgers said: "I definitely thought we should have had one.

"Adam Lallana's challenge in the first half, it was a great move and he got his body between the man and the ball and as he went to shoot he was knocked over. I thought that was a clear penalty, The others were debatable. We probably needed that bit of luck to get the game opened up. If we had scored in that opening 20 minutes the game might have been opened up."