Robbie Keane's double strike - indentical goals from Paul Robinson clearances and Dimitar Berbatov flicks - either side of the break cancelled out Andriy Voronin's early goal and looked set to take us to our first league win at Anfield since 1993.
But the curse of the late goal on our travels struck again as Steve Finnan's cross was met by a towering header by Torres at the far post to level it. The board had already gone up for three minutes added time.
It's the third time this season we've been denied points on the road by late, late goals - at Sunderland (0-1), Fulham (3-3) and now Anfield.
"Everyone has said we deserved to win, and that is how we feel," reflected Martin.
"In the second half we were on top and caused a lot of problems. That was good. They had suffered a bad defeat against Marseille in midweek and we knew they would want to do better and we expected a difficult match.
"We then conceded a goal like that at the beginning, which didn't help. After that and the shot from Gerrard that hit the post (a free-kick after 28 minutes) I felt we did well to come back into the game.
"In the second half we were better, winning the ball in midfield, breaking quick and we scored a good goal with Robbie Keane again and we thought it could be a great win.
"We've got a great spirit, everyone can see that. We've travelled a lot and then had to go to Liverpool but hopefully we'll take a lot of confidence out of this match."
Meanwhile, Martin revealed that Darren Bent was sent home from Liverpool after picking up a virus.
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Martin Jol felt we deserved to win at Liverpool after being denied by Fernando Torres' header in injury time on Sunday.