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Di Matteo frustrated but Carragher content with point
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.
Carragher told Sky Sports: "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.''