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Gerrard: We deserved more

Captain Steven Gerrard felt Liverpool deserved more from Sunday's 3-2 defeat at Manchester United after his two goals dragged them back into the game.

The Reds dragged themselves back into the game after Dimitar Berbatov's header just before half-time and a brilliant overhead kick 14 minutes after the interval put Manchester United in control. However, Berbatov had the final say when he rose to head home his hat-trick in the 84th minute.

"I think when you recover a two-goal deficit at Old Trafford you feel really good and you fancy yourself to hang on in there and get a fantastic point," said Gerrard.

"But Berbatov completed his hat-trick - he was the difference and his second goal was world class.

"We're disappointed with the result but really pleased with how we played and disappointed to go away within nothing."

Gerrard confidently stroked home the penalty before threading an inch-perfect free-kick through the smallest gap in United's defensive wall.

He admitted he may have been slightly fortunate with the second.

"I saw how he (Edwin van der Sar) set the wall up and the idea was for me to try to get it over," he added.

"But you see so many free-kicks where walls break or they go through gaps and if you hit the target you get your reward and I got that."

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