Kenny Dalglish is not giving up on fourth place
Kenny Dalglish has insisted Liverpool have not thrown in the towel in the chase for fourth place and will only let the kids off the leash when he feels the time is right.
The Reds are 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham, but it would be a nine-point gap if they had not let a two-goal lead slip in a 3-2 loss to Queens Park Rangers.
With Reds teenager Raheem Sterling being linked with a move away from Anfield, seemingly frustrated by a lack of game time, it has been suggested that Dalglish may blood youth with an eye to next season.
Dalglish is prepared to give youth a chance, but will do so when he and the club feel the time is right. He said: "If you are saying fourth place is gone it would be yeah [to play the youngsters], but we are not thinking that way. We will keep playing as we have before and keep playing and getting as much as we can.
"If we have to play the kids we will play the kids, it is not a problem. There comes a time when you have to take the nappies off them and see if they have got it.
"If we have to do that we will do it but at all times the most important thing for us is to maintain the thought that we are protecting them for our and their benefit.
"People can shout and bawl about young kids doing well and of course they are doing well. But they have done well because they have come here and been looked after in the management and guidance they have had.
"Just trust us to guide them through if they are going to get to the next step and if they are good enough to get there."
Reflecting on Liverpool's loss to QPR, Dalglish said: "Form is different to results. The performance the other night was excellent for 77 minutes and then we lost three goals.
"For us, we were delighted with the way we played. We will try and remain as positive as we can, but also realistic. We know what we are capable of but we have to finish it off."
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I think pre-season and the League Cup and the early stages of the FA Cup are the best times to develop and give young players some valuable experience.
John,, almost any other time and I would agree with you BUT.... if Sterling was put into the team right now he is not going to replace a proven goal scorer is he.
Why not a least put the lad on the bench, who knows he may be able to come on and change a game, its seems to me that we have not got much to lose.
The kid needs to be told to keep his gob shut though.
last time he said that you capitulated to QPR.........keep it going King Kenny................doh........lol
and these new summer signings......... make sure someone holds Kennys hands when going to view said new signings ........maybe Stevie Wonder...............or was he with him when he bought Carroll ...Henderson.....Adams.....Suarez
FIRSTLY; Get Well Soon Sarah, I wish you well.
Your comment Sarah about KD saying Liverpool are not giving up;
Well, in all honesty, to say we give up means it doesn't matter if we win or lose so NO manager ever gives up, they just keep doing their job and at the end see what the amount of points are.
In KD the great pragmatist, you get exactly what it says on the tin. This is good for being sensible but rubbish for getting the fans up, i suppose it's mourinho or dalglish - the two furthest opposites.
I really don't believe Dalglish though Liverpool were good enough for CL football next year, there's still so much work to do to make the team a truly winning team rather than just a lucky team.
"hope we play better tomorrow...yawn........kk says he is delighted with the way the team has played...yawn yawn.......afternoon paula, lf47, clive, chessnut and all the other liver zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sarah....sincerely my sympathy ........get better.......recommending you refrain from watching L/pool for at least 12 months or more....or till feelings of sickness or other symptoms go away ....lol
no really hope you recover quickly
Just take a look at the 3 comments below, sad little boys with sad little lives making sad little comments.
bent boy hughes is here .yawn. malcolm mc fukcit is too, yawn,kevin shaw, boring, me other sad little sh1t,pat feenan, pretend armchair fan, weirdo, seamie its time to bore you to death is here, yawn, are they boring and predictable ,,yawn . yes, have they won the title yet, yawn no, will they yawn no, who will>>> city (you betcha)
Boring people on a footie forum all day beating the benefits system again..........how sad .. yawn
"kenny insists liverpool have not thrown in the towel in chase for top four" then i stopped reading then.....AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA kenny your dreaming
anyway on a more serious note, it seems most players end up getting worse at anfield..(no offence just observation) soo i think selling/loaning there youth would benefit everyone in the long run
this excuse for a human being is lower than a snakes belly. he will of course come back with the usual plastic mancs, wheelie bin jokes. As he has absolutely no idea where any of us live etc etc, it just goes to show what a moron he is.
UNITED....NOT ARROGANT.....JUST BETTER
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