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A CLOSE RUN THING

Posted on 16 January 2006  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas believes the team were unfortunate to come away with nothing after what was a close run thing against Liverpool on Saturday.

Jermaine Jenas believes the team were unfortunate to come away with nothing after what was a close run thing against Liverpool on Saturday. A Harry Kewell cracker on 58 minutes effectively settled the contest at Anfield, a magnificent strike that came after a period of significant pressure from the boys after the break during which Jermaine teed up Robbie Keane for a clear chance in front of goal.

"It was close and it was a tough one to take," reflected the midfielder.

"We did really well, had a few chances, but come away with nothing.

"It was a special goal, we know what Harry is capable of and that is definitely one out of the top drawer.

"The boys worked so hard and we dominated for periods of the game. Liverpool defensively are very tough to break down - especially at Anfield."

Jermaine looked like he might be the one to unlock the miserly home defences and used his pace to some effect in the second period and often had the beating of John Arne Riise.

"I had a lot of energy and I felt I would use it as best I could by attacking down that right hand side," he added. "It was a team effort though and if we play like that in most games then I'm sure we will win.

"We are not down, there are a lot of positives to take out of it and I'm sure we will do."