Liverpool’s Kenny Dalglish would be ‘satisfied’ with cup double

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish insists he would be "satisfied" if the Reds can complete a cup double despite missing out on a fourth-place finish

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Kenny Dalglish says he will be satisfied with Liverpool’s season if the Reds can complete a cup double by beating Chelsea in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Liverpool’s hopes of a top-four finish were left crushed after a run of seven defeats in 11 games left Kenny Dalglish’s side 16 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

“You want to do the best you possibly can in any competition you enter,” said Dalglish.

“There is an obsession with the Premier League simply because what it holds for every club and its value financially.

“Also, the rewards you get if you finish in the top four and get one of those spots in the Champions League.

“But there’s a satisfaction from winning a cup competition that you don’t get from finishing fifth or sixth in the league.”

Liverpool owner John Henry declared at the start of the season that a fourth-place finish was the minimum target but despite failing to deliver Champions League qualification, Dalglish believes the Reds’ campaign has been a success.

“We’ve already tasted a cup final this year albeit the Carling Cup,” added Dalglish.

“But getting a cup final is never to be undermined, overlooked or underestimated. It’s a fantastic day out for everybody. It’s a great reward for the commitment and the respect we paid to the competition.

“We think we deserve to be there and we’re happy to be there. We’re in a cup final and we’re going to give everything we’ve got to try and win.

“The season will be a success when it’s finished.”

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