Belfast Telegraph

Dalglish: Reds should have won

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish could not criticise the performance of his side after they were held to a frustrating goalless draw away at Wigan.

The focus on striker Luis Suarez, who received an eight-match ban on Tuesday after being found guilty of misconduct for using insulting words to Patrice Evra which included a reference to the Manchester United defender's colour, deflected from what was an entertaining game in which Charlie Adam missed a 50th-minute penalty.

"We were not disappointed with the performance but were disappointed with not coming away with three points," said Dalglish.

"We started really well for 20 minutes but they got back into it.

"We made a few chances and so did they. We would love to put them all away with a higher percentage than we do but it was a hard-fought draw."

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez was delighted with a second successive draw at home to a 'big' club, having held Chelsea at the weekend.

"When you are playing against sides of the quality of Liverpool or Chelsea you want to see your team performing well," he said.

"We are not expected to win these games but after the first 15 minutes we stretched the game and created our own chances.

"It would have been catastrophic to have lost that game."

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