LIVERPOOL defender Jamie Carragher felt his side were fortunate to edge a 1-0 win over Bolton in an evenly-contested Barclays Premier League encounter at the Reebok Stadium.
Maxi Rodriguez struck a late winner to help the Reds climb out of the relegation zone, the Argentinian latching onto Fernando Torres' backheel to settle a competitive encounter.
Both sides created numerous chances and Carragher felt neither deserved to leave with all three points.
"I don't think anyone deserved to win to be honest," Carragher told Sky Sports 1. "I don't think there was too many chances. It's always a difficult game here at Bolton.
"Kevin Davies had a header late on, and that could have been it for them, and our chance has gone in.
"It was a really tight game but that's the Premiership for you."
Reflecting on what the win has done for his team's league position - they are now up to 12th place - Carragher added: "It's just nice to be out of the bottom three.
"We've been in there a while so it's been difficult to look at the table. In the weeks to come we have to get further up the table.
"We know we haven't had a great start, but there's still a long way to go and with the league so tight, with a few wins we can certainly climb to the top half of the table."
Bolton boss Owen Coyle felt Liverpool's winner four minutes from time was tough on his side.
"I don't think we deserved to lose the game," he told Sky Sports 1. "Late in the game Liverpool have scored a very good goal from their point of view, but having said that, we've had opportunities before that.
"I felt the application and the effort of the players was first class. I thought we dominated the game for large periods without having too many clear-cut opportunities."
Coyle felt his side were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after Carragher survived an appeal after the faintest of touches with the hand in the first half, and striker Davies went down under a heavy challenge from Sotirios Krygiakos in the second.
"I thought we had a penalty in the first half with a clear hand ball from Carragher, possibly a penalty in the second half for the push on Kevin Davies," he added.
"These are the margins in the Barclays Premier League that you have to come out on the right side of, and unfortunately for us it's a cruel ending."