Liverpool boss insists he has no concerns over Reds’ strike-force
Kenny Dalglish is backing his forwards to start finding the net on a regular basis following their win over QPR on Saturday
Kenny Dalglish is convinced Liverpool will soon begin converting more of their goalscoring opportunities – but insists he is not concerned about the number of goals his side score as long as the results go the Reds’ way.
Luis SuÃ¡rez’s 47th-minute winner, his first league goal since 1 October, gave the Merseysiders an important Premier League victory at Anfield on Saturday following their disappointing defeat by Fulham at Craven Cottage last week.
And although the Liverpool manager admits his side could have added gloss to their 1-0 win over Neil Warnock’s men, the Scot was delighted with the Reds’ display as they moved up into sixth place, five points off a Champions League spot.
“We did miss some chances [against QPR], yes, but the goalkeeper saved a lot of them too,” Dalglish told Liverpool’s website, before joking: “Do I feel the need to go out and do something about that? Yes, whichever side comes along here next, we’ll ask them to come without a ‘keeper. That’s the best way to do it, isn’t it?”
Dalglish went on to play down the possibility of bolstering his strike-force in the January transfer window, insisting that it is only a matter of time until the Reds start finding the net more often.
“Irrespective of what I say, it’s not going to stop speculation we are going out in January to sign Joe Bloggs up front, or whoever. I don’t need to say anything,” he continued.
“For us it was a fantastic team performance. We are quite happy. I trust the players implicitly when it comes to scoring – implicitly.
“They continued to get in there on goal, and even with the ‘keeper having a good day, they didn’t drop their heads. They must be enjoying what they are doing, to continue playing like that, and creating chances like that.
“One day, creating chances like that, we are going to get a load – or we are going to be garbage, and win 1-0. And I think that will do us.”
The Liverpool boss added: “I think some of the football we played in the first half was brilliant, and we won’t change our beliefs or the way we play.
“That’s why we brought the players here in the first place, and we will stick to those principles.
“Our performance was fantastic, and the only thing missing was the goals that confirm that.
“If you look at home performances they have been fantastic, look at points…maybe not. There is not a game we have played here that we couldn’t have won, we shouldn’t have won.
“The goalkeepers that have come here have done very well for their sides. I’m saying that again. Performance wise, we don’t have any problem whatsoever, goals – yes, we’d love more, and we’ll get more.”