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Bruno Saltor on Liverpool draw: Chelsea gave everything, they gave their hearts



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Bruno Saltor has praised his Chelsea side’s performance against Liverpool despite being held to a goalless draw.

Another game and it was another match of wasted chances for Chelsea, who have now had 39 shots in their last two matches against Aston Villa and Liverpool without scoring.

Chelsea had two goals disallowed on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge, with Reece James and Kai Havertz having goals chalked off for offside and handball as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw and to share the spoils.

It was another frustrating night for Chelsea and interim Bruno who was taking charge for the first time since Graham Potter was sacked on Sunday after the 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa.

“It’s been really difficult for them because it isn’t the first time they’ve been in this situation this season,” Bruno said on the toughness of the last 48 hours.

“As a player you invest a lot in the managers as well. Great relationships Graham and the players and they suffer as well.

“Graham has been really supportive of them after leaving and you could see that on the pitch today. The boys gave everything, they fought.”

Kai Havertz was kicking himself at full-time when speaking to Sky Sports, acknowledging he should’ve put at least one his chances away as they failed for the second game in a row to score.

The 23-year-old said: “I think so, especially in the first half. We had loads of chances, me included.”

He added on confidence affecting him and the squad in front of goal: “Maybe, yes. In the moment, especially after the loss, we missed a bit of confidence.

“It doesn’t make it easier in front of goal. It’s our job to score. Now we have to prepare for the weekend and keep pushing.”

Despite the frustrating and blank night in front of goal, there were positives for Chelsea to take away from the match.

N’Golo Kante made his return and impressed, while Wesley Fofana’s display at the back was a bode of huge confidence for the hosts.

But Bruno was full of praise for his side and insisted he couldn’t have asked for any more than what they left out on the pitch against Jurgen Klopp’s men.

He concluded: “We created enough chances to win the game, two goals disallowed. It’s execution.

“The chances, the boys gave everything, they played with the heart and you can’t ask for more.”