'We can't let derby frustration halt our momentum'
The frustration of Sunday's Merseyside derby draw should not detract from Liverpool's recent momentum, insisted James Milner.
A second-half Wayne Rooney penalty denied the Reds victory against Everton at Anfield, after Mohamed Salah had coolly taken one of several chances created by Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Milner and co therefore had to settle for a point in the 229th meeting with their neighbours – a result which nevertheless extended the team’s unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games.
The vice-captain echoed the sentiment of disappointment with the final outcome of the derby, and the way two points were dropped, but called for Liverpool to shake off the feeling and resume winning ways when they host West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.
“We had enough situations and enough chances to win the game, and other situations where it didn’t result in a clear-cut chance but that was down to a wrong decision or quality on the final ball,” he told the BBC.
“We’re getting into those situations. I thought we played pretty well most of the game. One situation went against us, one decision, and we have to bounce back now.
“There are a lot of games coming up so we have to make sure that [result] doesn’t halt the momentum.”