Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson backs Pepe Reina after error
Hodgson said Reina was 'very disappointed' after his error
Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson refused to blame Pepe Reina after the keeper's error gifted Arsenal a 90th-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw at Anfield.
Reina spilled the ball into his own net after Gunners striker Marouane Chamakh had bundled a Tomas Rosicky cross against the post.
"Pepe Reina is very disappointed," said Hodgson. "I thought he did very well as he's struggled with a shoulder injury.
"We're disappointed the game ended that way but very proud of the performance."
Liverpool had Joe Cole sent off on the stroke of half-time but later took the lead through David Ngog and looked set to hold on for the three points until the visitors were handed a late leveller by Reina.
"I thought our second half performance was better than the first half," added Hodgson.
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