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Graham Potter after draw at Anfield - "It is a clean sheet and a point, we move forward."

Graham Potter is keen for his Chelsea stars to look forward to their next game as they search for consistency in the English top flight.

"It is a clean sheet and a point, we move forward."

Those were the words of Chelsea boss Graham Potter after his Blues played out a goalless draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

The under-pressure Chelsea manager labelled the day as 'overall positive' aside from securing three points on the road.

It was evident for everyone to see how Liverpool and Chelsea are struggling to replicate the form of recent seasons, with both teams locked outside the Premier League's top four for the near future.

The west London club had an early goal from Kai Havertz ruled out for offside by VAR, while Liverpool's new signing Cody Gakpo came close to scoring his first goal. Chelsea's Mudryk Mykhailo made his debut and showed glimpses of his quality on the left flank.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter to BT Sport: "I thought the performance was good. Happy with the team, the energy, and what we tried to do. At Anfield, it is always tough. It is a clean sheet and a point, we move forward.

"First half, we were decent, unlucky not to get the goal. It is what it is. They started the second half well, and we adjusted a couple of things and gained control, had a couple of chances. Overall, a positive day, apart from the fact we wanted three points."

Potter added: "He [Thiago Silva] is helping Benoit [Badiashile], it is his second game in the Premier League. To have Thiago alongside him is a big help. He's an important player, a leader, it is nice that he is enjoying his football."

When asked about new signing Mykhailo Mudryk, the Englishman asserted: "He's not played football for a while, he's been on a mid-season break. We had to manage his minutes, but you can see his quality."

Mason Mount: 'We could have taken our chances'

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount added: "You know this is going to be a tough place to come. Overall, we controlled a lot of it... We could have taken our chances.

"It has been tough lately, we want to win games. I feel like it is getting better and we are working hard today. We'll definitely take this today. The final passes weren't there, if it was maybe we score a few first half, but as I said, this is a tough place to come. They press you and force mistakes, like the second half and I think we came through that."

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