Despite seeing Liverpool swept aside by Everton, Hodgson insisted he had seen enough to convince him that his team deserved considerably better.
“The second half was as good as I have seen a Liverpool team under my management play, that is for sure,” he said. “I think it was a very good second-half performance. Therefore I find it hard to accept there was no confidence in the team. We were camped out in their half of the field, camped out in their final third.