Amy Rodgers battling for the ball during the FA Women's Championship game between Sheffield United and Liverpool at Technique Stadium in Chesterfield, England -Paul Bonser/Sports Press Photo

Collecting the three points was what mattered for Liverpool says midfielder Rodgers

Liverpool midfielder Amy Rodgers was simply happy to see her side collect the three points from a rollercoaster game against Sheffield United at The Technique Stadium this afternoon.

Amalie Thestrup’s first half goal handed Liverpool the victory in a game which saw three missed penalties and Reds defender Taylor Hinds dismissed for a hand ball in the lead up to the final spot kick.

When speaking with FAWSL Full-Time after the match, Rodgers said that collecting the three points was the most important factor.

“We are just glad that we got the three points,” Rodgers said. “Obviously, three penalties in the game, none converted, a red card, it was very eventful but we are just happy to come away with the three points.

“You always want to convert from the spot but I guess that they also missed two penalties. We are disappointed that we didn’t convert that but at least we have got the three points in the end so that’s all that matters.”

Liverpool looked solid at the back throughout while goalkeeper Rylee Foster was a commanding presence for The Reds. The Canadian international was injured during the scramble which followed on from her penalty save late on and Rodgers said that she was hoping that the injury wasn’t too serious.

“Fingers crossed she’s ok,” Rodgers added. “She has saved our bacon today. Personally, I think she was Man of the Match for us so hopefully, she will be ok and will be back fighting fit on Tuesday.

“Our gk union is so strong and we are so grateful to have that behind us. I think that Rylee is pushing for the Olympic squad and we all hope that she gets there so fingers crossed and we are hoping that the injury is not too serious as well.”

This afternoon’s victory saw Liverpool extend their unbeaten league run to seven matches and Rodgers says that continuing to build momentum is key as the club look towards next season.

“That is what we are trying to do at the moment, set the foundations for next year,” Rodgers said. “Obviously, we are disappointed not to be where Leicester are right now.

“Hopefully, we can carry our momentum on and win it next year.”

Liverpool end their season with a fixture against London City Lionesses at Prenton Park on Sunday.

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