Liverpool display leaves Brendan Rodgers confident of reaching final

• Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ display in draw against Chelsea
• ‘There’s no doubt we can go there and get the result we need’
• Capital One Cup semi-final first leg match report: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea
• Paul Wilson: Mourinho’s mentality provides Chelsea platform to progress

Brendan Rodgers said Liverpool’s Capital One Cup semi-final display left him in no doubt they can win the second leg at Chelsea next week, when Daniel Sturridge may make his long-awaited return from injury.

The Liverpool manager was aggrieved at the 1-1 scoreline and the referee Martin Atkinson’s refusal to award his team a penalty when Diego Costa handled. Chelsea’s outstanding goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, also escaped sanction for handling outside his area as he gathered from Liverpool’s goalscorer, Raheem Sterling.

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