Kenny Dalglish: Liverpool’s point at Palace could be decisive in title race
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish refuses to concede defeat in the title race after a 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace on Monday night
Kenny Dalglish has refused to rule Liverpool out of the Premier League title race after a potentially “decisive” point at Crystal Palace.
Manchester City require four points from their remaining two games to win the title after Liverpool surrendered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 at Selhurst Park.
Reds manager Brendan Rodgers conceded his side were out of the title race after their setback in south-east London eight days after their 2-0 loss to Chelsea handed the initiative to City.
But Dalglish, who won nine top-flight titles as player and manager at Liverpool, believes the Reds’s point at Palace could still prove enough ahead of City’s games against Aston Villa and West Ham United.
Wouldn't it be ironic if that point at Palace was decisive in our title race. Won't know until Sunday's games.
— Kenneth Dalglish (@kennethdalglish) May 7, 2014
On Tuesday night, Rodgers vowed Liverpool would learn from their mistakes at Palace regardless of the outcome of the title race.
“We gave away the full three points having played so well,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website. “But if you defend like that, you’re going to concede goals and that was the disappointment.
“We got the three goals and we could have had more, but it’s not good enough, the management of the game in those 12 minutes. And that’s something going forward that we will need to look at, because you can’t do it.
“That’s 99 goals we’ve scored this season, so to come here and be 3-0 up and concede three goals, as a coach, that’s what you have to look at. The players gave everything, as they do. But we just didn’t defend well enough.
“It’s an area that we know we need to be better at. We’ve improved a lot in many aspects of our game and that will be an area I’m sure we’ll look at – and nobody more so than myself.”