Plenty of positives, says Bartley

29th November 2015

Kyle Bartley believes the Swans can take plenty of positives from their performance at Liverpool despite their narrow 1-0 defeat.

In difficult conditions at Anfield, the Swans were edged out courtesy of a 62nd-minute James Milner penalty.

Milner converted from the spot after Neil Taylor was adjudged to have handled the ball inside the box just after the hour-mark.

But up until that point, the Swans had limited Jurgen Klopp's in-form side to few chances, with Lukasz Fabianski untested in between the sticks.

And Bartley insists Garry Monk's side can take confidence from their encouraging performance against the Reds.

"We're disappointed to not get any points, but I think there are a lot of positives we can take from the game," said the English centre-back. "The unity was there, we worked hard and we passed the ball well.

"The manager's stressed all week about how good we are as players. We believe in each other and I think you could see that today.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't take our chance when it came and we felt the penalty was unfortunate. But when times are hard, decisions don't always go your way.

"We had our game plan and we stuck to it. I think we deserved at least a point, but we can take confidence from today's performance into next week

"We're back at home against Leicester next weekend, and we'll have our fans backing us. If we perform the way we did here, hopefully we can get a positive result."