Belfast Telegraph

Dalglish unconcerned by home form

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish disagrees with the school of thought which suggests his side perform better away from home.

On the road this season the Reds have picked up four wins, including important results against top-four rivals Arsenal and Chelsea. At Anfield, where they are expected to be stronger, they have registered only three wins, although five draws means the points tally is slightly greater.

"Our away form has been really impressive. We have picked up more wins away from home but it doesn't necessarily say we are playing any better," said the Reds boss, who takes his side to Aston Villa on Sunday looking to avenge the 1-0 defeat on the final day of the season in his 350th match in charge of Liverpool.

"At home we are playing well but we are not getting the results the performances deserve.

"If you judge it on wins then, yes, away from home we have been better because we've got more but I've not been disappointed with the performances at home.

"I think the only stat that isn't in our favour is probably in the 'goals for' column which has resulted in fewer points than the performances have deserved.

"We've got that in our own hands and we'll just continue to do what we've done and sooner or later we'll turn our chances into goals.

"We'll just keep going like we have done before in terms of how we express ourselves."


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