Liverpool can still finish in fourth place, insists Kenny Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes a fourth-place finish is still a realistic possibility with 11 games remaining
Kenny Dalglish believes Liverpool can still win the race for fourth spot, despite trailing Arsenal by 10 points after losing 1-0 to Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
The Reds’ hopes of narrowing the gap to seven points on fourth-placed Arsenal were extinguished when Nicklas Bendtner scored Sunderland’s 56th-minute winner.
But the Anfield boss is refusing to panic insists his side can overturn the Gunners’ advantage in their final 11 games of the season.
“We’ll say what we said after the very first game of the season – we’ll play all the matches, count the points up and see where we finish up.
“If we were to get fourth spot it would be fantastic for the football club, but winning the Carling Cup was fantastic and getting into the sixth round of the FA Cup is more than where we’ve been for a little while.
“I don’t think the performances we’ve had, especially at home, merit the number of points we’ve got. We just need to keep going, do what we do well, keep our mouths shut, not feel sorry for ourselves and try to get as many points on the board as we can.”
Dalglish lavished praise on his summer signings, including Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing, for helping Liverpool end their six-year trophy drought by winning the Carling Cup in February.
“It’s a great credit to the seven new lads who have come in to have put something [Carling Cup] on the board in their first season,” added Dalglish.
“There are not many places with that many changes that get success like that.”