Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

I’ll make Liverpool great again - Dalglish

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish walks off the pitch dejected after the final whistle during the FA Cup Third round match at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Kenny Dalglish today vowed to make Liverpool winners again.

That’s the message from the Scot, who started his second spell in charge at Anfield with a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup at Old Trafford yesterday.

An early Ryan Giggs penalty, won controversially by Dimitar Berbatov, was the difference between the sides on a day when Reds captain Steven Gerrard was sent off for a lunging tackle on Michael Carrick.

Despite the defeat, Dalglish, who has brought in Steve Clarke as first team coach, remains upbeat.

“As great as the effort and commitment was against United, the football club isn’t in the habit of losing games,” said Dalglish.

“Even down to 10 men at Manchester United, and having lost the game to a diabolical penalty kick, we can’t accept that and we won’t accept that.”

To achieve his aims, Dalglish has been told by his close friend and former team-mate Alan Hansen that he must solve the Fernando Torres riddle. Again the Spaniard was way off the pace yesterday, and was eventually substituted after contributing little to the third round tie.

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