Brendan Rodgers: We should have had another penalty!

Brendan Rodgers

The Liverpool manager reacts after Manchester United beat his side 3-1 in Champions Cup final.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is pleased with his side's performance in the International Champions Cup, despite suffering a defeat in the final of the tournament to arch-rivals Manchester United.

Rodgers' men led 1-0 through a Steven Gerrard penalty, but goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingaard gave the Red Devils a comfortable victory.

The Liverpool manager believes that his side made a good start, however, and that the game could have gone either way.

"I thought it was a really good game," he said. "I thought we were well worth the lead and had a couple of other chances, it looked like we should have had another penalty.

"I think Manchester United were in a moment where it was difficult for them. But we conceded a disappointing goal and then very quickly conceded a second goal so the game started to get stretched."

Liverpool beat Manchester City, AC Milan and Olympiakos en route to the final of the star-studded tournament, which also featured Real Madrid, AS Roma and Inter Milan.

Rodgers says he is happy with how the tour of the United States has prepared his site for the upcoming Premier League Season.

"Overall I'm delighted with the whole tournament and what it has done for us. We've been away for what seems like a long time but we've worked very very hard.

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"It gives us a chance to see [Manchester United] with their new manager. And we'll leave here with lots of positives and with two weeks to go we look forward to the new season."

Liverpool will play a final friendly against Borussia Dortmund on Sunday July 10 before they kick off their 2014-15 Premier League campaign against Southampton at Anfield a week later.

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