'Liverpool deserved the three points'

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino

Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino to BBC Match of the Day: "I think Liverpool were better than us, they deserved the three points. We were not good enough, I think for many reasons and I think there is too much to say, they were better than us."

On the two penalty decisions that went against Chelsea: "Maybe yes, you need some luck sometimes. The [Conor] Gallagher penalty incident after seven minutes, I think it might have helped us to build our confidence and help us to play and face the game. When you play against a team like Liverpool that is doing really well and is one of the best teams in the last few years and very consistent, you need some points that can help the situation but today the situation was always against us."

On what he learned from this game to take into the Carabao Cup final: "Massive game, we can learn a lot and approach the game in a different way. we need to be more aggressive and address them with the same energy. Today they were much better than us."