Dalglish looks for the positives after Liverpool stutter to Wigan draw

Kenny Dalglish believes there were positives to take from Liverpool's goalless draw at Wigan Athletic on Wednesday

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Dalglish's side are now two points behind fifth-placed Arsenal

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Kenny Dalglish was determined to stay positive after Liverpool played out a dreary 0-0 draw against Wigan Athletic and fell further off the pace in their race for Champions League qualification.

Charlie Adam missed a second-half penalty, the fourth time Kenny Dalglish’s side have failed to convert a spot-kick this season, as Wigan sealed their second successive draw at DW Stadium after holding Chelsea at the weekend.

“We made a few chances, they had a few efforts at goal as well, but I think overall we are happy with the performance. It’s a hard-fought draw to come here and get a point,” said Dalglish whose side are now two points behind fifth-placed Arsenal.

“The first 20 minutes, when the pitch wasn’t too bad, was when we played our best football. The longer the game went on, the more difficult it was for us to play the way we like to play.

“But they [the players] kept getting in there, kept going and even right at the death they wanted to get the three points, which left us a wee bit exposed at the back.

“That’s a fault we can correct, but at the end of the day you can’t fault people’s determination and efforts. They were a credit tonight with the effort they put into the game. ”

He added: “We look for positives and I think the way we played was positive. We’d love to put all the chances away, or a higher percentage of them than what we do, but we’ll keep making them and see what happens.

“We’ll just keep going, do what we do well and continue like that.”

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