Kenny Dalglish tells Liverpool to be more clinical

The Liverpool manager knows his side must be more clinical in front of goal despite six-game unbeaten run

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Kenny Dalglish admits Liverpool’s failure to convert chances into goals against Norwich City and Manchester United is a cause for concern.

The Liverpool manager was frustrated after he felt his side dropped points in their last two league games after missing opportunities to seal victories.

But the 60-year-old is confident that the goals will come as long as the Reds continue to carve out chances.

“Everybody is a bit more conscious about it,” said Dalglish. “It is more than just the game against Norwich. The game before it against United we should have won the game.

“We missed a couple of chances and the goalkeeper made a couple of good saves but the most important thing is to be creating chances.

“After we’ve created them, get them on target. If the goalkeeper is good enough he’ll save them if he’s not we’ll get our reward with our goal.

“We try to cover every option that we can but we can’t replicate what happens on the pitch.

Liverpool knocked Stoke City out of the Carling Cup on Wednesday night – and the Reds have gone six games unbeaten since their defeat at Tottenham Hotspur in September.

But although Dalglish has been delighted to see his team continue to collect points in their hunt for fourth place, he feels the Reds should have more than their four league victories.

“Yes, in those six games it is debatable whether we should have had more wins in that,” he said. “But certainly for us we don’t have a problem with the way they are playing.

“We don’t have a problem with the commitment or the attitude of the players.

“There is a really strong squad here much stronger than the squad we had last year and I think that the difference the other night.

“A few lads came in [against Stoke] who hadn’t been playing reguarly and they were a credit to themselves and the football club that they went about their work and got a fantastic result.

“We would love to put more points on the board but sometimes we have been playing worse than we have been playing and come away with three points.”

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