Belfast Telegraph

Dalglish not taking QPR lightly

Manager Kenny Dalglish has stressed Liverpool will not underestimate struggling QPR at Loftus Road tonight.

The 18th-placed Londoners have taken just two points from their last six matches and have won just once at home in the Barclays Premier League since October 23. But with Liverpool having lost four of their last five away league matches, including losing 3-1 against lowly Bolton in January, Dalglish will not be taking Mark Hughes' side for granted.

"We respect everyone we play against. Everyone has got something to play against in every game," said the Scot.

"It doesn't matter to us what position a team is in the league, we still have respect for everyone.

"But we have to get our house in order and if we do that we give ourselves a better chance. As long as we work hard and are honest and straightforward with each other it will help us.

"We expect a really difficult game. It doesn't matter who you are playing, form goes out of the window and it only matters what happens on the day. I saw Mark's interview on television and he said they needed a bit of luck - it is the same as any manager.

"Mark is no different to the boys at the top end of the league; they need luck and it doesn't matter how good a team you are or how good your performance is you need a bit of good fortune to get you past the line.

"Judging by the 'goal' they didn't get at Bolton (when Clint Hill's header crossed the line but was not given) it appears they haven't had much luck. If they can go without luck for one more game it will be better for us."

Dalglish also welcomed striker Luis Suarez's comments on Monday that he is happy at Anfield and does not want to leave, despite being linked with Paris St Germain and a number of Italian clubs.

"It is great for us. Luis has been fantastic for us and it is great for us he is happy here," Dalglish said.


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