Sam's View: Liverpool Away (2-1)
Updated Sunday, 24th October 2010
Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce felt the absence of key central defenders Christopher Samba and Ryan Nelsen cost his side at Anfield as they went down 2-1 to Liverpool.
Allardyce said: "In the end we could not hold on any longer because we did a sterling job trying to hang on in the first half, particularly Paul Robinson.
"We could not cope with the aerial side of Liverpool because of the loss of Chris and Ryan, who are dominant in those areas, and we eventually cracked.
"We got an opportunity to do better when we scored but when I see the second goal it is the reason why we missed those central defenders. We wouldn't have let Fernando Torres in there free, six yards out, had we had Samba and Nelsen. But I can't complain about the result."