Roy Hodgson felt Fulham thoroughly deserved the three points after outplaying Liverpool at Craven Cottage this afternoon.

Hodgson reflected on the fact that his side had finally recorded a victory that their performance merited after suffering the agony of late equalisers against West Ham and Roma in recent weeks.

Against West Ham and Roma two notable matches [Fulham conceded late], but this one today we got our noses in front and were able to keep our noses in front. Every time you take a scalp of the sides like Liverpool you’ve got to be really happy.

I thought in the second half we were good. We’ve got a habit at the moment of playing one really good half. We did it against Roma, we did it against Man City, and now we’ve done it again. This time, fortunately, the good half led to a victory not a draw.

Hodgson confirmed that both Damien Duff and Diomansy Kamara were withdrawn at half time due to injuries.

The changes were forced upon us, both Damien Duff and Diomansy Kamara were injured so they had to come off at half-time. I’m really pleased about the two lads, Erik Nevland and Zoltan [Gera] who went on, they did a fantastic job.

I thought second half we actually just played better, I thought we closed them down better, I thought we got around the ball better, I thought we passed the ball better.

We created quite a few chances for the three goals we eventually scored. I don’t think people will begrudge us the victory because I thought we were worth it over the ninety minutes.