Liverpool are moving in the right direction, insists Kenny Dalglish

Liverpool manager is convinced his side are improving under his guidance as they prepare to host Manchester City on Sunday

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Dalglish's side moved level on 22 points with Chelsea after Sunday's 2-1 win

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Kenny Dalglish believes Liverpool are moving in the “right direction” under his stewardship as his side prepare to host Manchester City on Sunday.

The Reds moved level on 22 points with fifth-placed Chelsea following their impressive 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge last weekend as they continue their push for a top-four finish.

And as the Merseysiders gear up for their clash with Roberto Mancini’s unbeaten Premier League leaders this weekend, Dalglish insists Sunday’s result will not affect what he feels has been an overall improvement by his side since he took charge in January.

“We don’t need one game to give us an incentive to bite on and look forward to the future,” Dalglish told a news conference.

“We will look a lot further than that. We won’t get carried away by one game whether we win it or lose it. We are just looking to progress and build something here that will last for a long time.

“I think we are moving in the right direction. Whether Sunday is a positive result for us or not, it won’t be a determining factor in the progress of the football club.”

Liverpool slumped to a sixth-place finish last term, missing out on European football – but Dalglish believes his side have already showcased their top-four credentials this term.

“It’s good to see us up there, that’s most important thing for us,” he continued. “I don’t care how many [teams] are involved.

“If we were sitting there out of sight, it would be even better for us. [But] as long as we are involved that is all that we are concerned with. Whatever any other club is going to do, we can’t do anything about it until we play them.”

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