Liverpool FC manager claims team are making progress
Liverpool are strong favourites to win the 2012 Carling Cup final next weekend, although the current Premier League table suggests it could be another year without European football for the Reds.
February 17th, 2012
Kenny Dalglish’s team sit 7th in the table after winning just 10 of their 25 matches, with just four of these victories coming at Anfield where several teams have successfully stifled the Merseyside outfit.
Despite indifferent form and several new signings underperforming for Liverpool, Dalglish has declared himself satisfied with the club’s progress and predicts a bright future ahead.
“The players deserve every credit,” Dalglish told Liverpool’s website.
“They’ve had a relatively successful season, they’ve put themselves in a good position.
“This time last year we weren’t in both cup competitions and we weren’t as close as four points off fourth spot.
“We’re pleased with what we’ve done so far but we want to push on and improve where we are.”
Liverpool host Brighton in the FA Cup on Sunday where they are strong favourites to book their place in the quarter final of the competition, although the Reds manager is taking nothing for granted.
“We have got a really difficult game coming up on Sunday,” said Dalglish.
“We’ve played them already in the League Cup away and we did particularly well on the night to overcome that, but this will be a hard game.
“Although we have the advantage of being at home with fabulous support behind us, we still need to produce the goods on the pitch.”