Last Updated: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:56
Liverpool winger Stewart Downing believes his side didn't get what they deserved against Aston Villa as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
The former Villa star felt the Reds did enough to have won all three points from the clash at Anfield yesterday although he admits that wasteful finishing and excellent goalkeeping from Shay Given contributed to the final scoreline.
Downing however was able to draw some comfort from the result against his old club as it did halt a three-match losing sequence against QPR, Wigan and Newcastle respectively.
Chris Herd had put struggling Villa ahead early in the first-half and their lead looked like lasting until Luis Suarez finally popped up with an equaliser eight minutes from time.
"I thought we deserved to win - we created a lot of chances, but we didn't finish them off," Downing told Liverpoolfc.tv.
"They took the lead and made it difficult for us. They were probably delighted with the draw, but we've stopped the losing run so that's a positive.
"Villa defended very well, but we dominated the second half and created a lot of chances. But we were disappointed we didn't start the game well enough. Villa took the lead and that gave them confidence.
"We've got to keep getting people in the box and keep creating chances and hopefully it will turn for us."
The Reds will be hoping to go one better when they head to Ewood Park on Tuesday to face another side struggling at the wrong end of the table in Blackburn.
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