Dalglish rejects claims of Liverpool failure

Updated: 23 March 2012 20:19 IST

Kenny Dalglish has slammed suggestions that Liverpool's Premier League campaign has been a failure.

Dalglish rejects claims of Liverpool failure
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Kenny Dalglish has slammed suggestions that Liverpool's Premier League campaign has been a failure.

Dalglish's side has little chance of qualifying for the Champions League after a woeful collapse at QPR in mid-week left them 12 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.

With only nine matches remaining, Liverpool look destined to miss out on Europe's elite club competition for another season, despite making qualification for the tournament their main aim at the start of the campaign.

Liverpool's defence was badly exposed as they conceded three goals in the last 13 minutes to lose 3-2 at struggling QPR.

That was the Reds' fourth defeat in five matches, yet Liverpool manager Dalglish refuses to panic and he insists the League Cup winners, who are also through to the FA Cup semi-finals, still have plenty to play for.

"Whatever we set out to achieve at the start of the season has not changed," he said.

"What we said was we would try our best to win every game and we will continue to do that.

"It (the QPR result) is disappointing for us in many ways but we have to brush ourselves down, not feel sorry for ourselves and just get on with it.

"We will keep playing every game and try to get as much as we possibly can. We have to keep going and try to please as many people as we can who support Liverpool."

Dalglish sees no reason to make knee-jerk reactions after the QPR defeat, but warned his players they must learn from their ninth defeat of the season.

"Don't cut out the last 13 minutes, just learn from it," he said.

"We won't be easing the last 13 minutes from our memory but we will work hard to make sure it doesn't happen again.

"There is no way we are going to dismiss a match. We will never dismiss anything or any games we have played in.

"For us so much of it was excellent the other night. Just putting the final part to the excellent work they have done is probably the most difficult part of anything."

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