Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool were worthy of the point they claimed with a 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues took a first-half lead through John Terry, who then went off injured following an accidental collision with Luis Suarez, who later equalised for the Reds.
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Carragher told Sky Sports 1: "I think first half Chelsea were on top but in the second we came out and great credit to the lads. We probably deserved a draw in the end, the way we battled in the second half.''
It was Carragher's first start in the league this season and he said: "The Premier League is a step up (from the cups) with all its intensity and Chelsea is a difficult place to come. If I am picked I give everything; it is down to the manager, he is the boss.''
When asked if not playing was frustrating, Carragher said: "Yes and no. I want to play but I understand. I am never going to cause a problem.''
Reds team-mate Jose Enrique added: "Most important is the performance from the team. Suarez is an amazing player, a key player for us.''
Roberto Di Matteo was frustrated by his side's inability to claim a second goal and ultimately allow the visitors back into the game.
"We controlled the game and had chances for a second goal and that is probably a disappointment, 1-0 is always dangerous,'' he added. "We needed to score a second one.
"He (Reds goalkeeper Brad Jones) made some very good saves and also some misses from us. We knew we needed a second goal and pushed it in the second half and we needed to take it.''
Di Matteo believes Ramires was fouled by Suarez prior to Liverpool's equaliser and says the goal shouldn't have been allowed.
"It was a poor goal to concede,'' he said. "We had our man marking the opposition and Ramires was with Suarez and he pushed him away to create that bit of space for himself to nod the ball in.
"Sometimes the refs notice, sometimes they don't. It's one of those.''