Liverpool FC Update - March 2012

Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC Manager

Liverpool Update

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish blamed tiredness, injuries and refereeing decisions for Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat by Wigan, their fifth loss in six league games.

“Every single one of them is capable of passing to someone in the same colour shirt,” r e marked Dalglish.

“But I think the toll of three games in six days took the edge off them a little bit.

“It doesn’t matter how good you are, you still need to have a bit of bounce of the ball with some decisions.”

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Carling Cup Highlights

Liverpool relied upon penalties to defeat Cardiff City in the 2012 Carling Cup final at Wembley. Joe Mason fired the Welshmen into a surprise lead, before Martin Skrtel levelled after half time. The game went to extra time and substitute Dirk Kuyt scored a winner for Liverpool, but Ben Turner scored soon afterward with just two minutes left.

Penalties followed, and it was Anthony Gerrard who missed the decisive spot kick as Liverpool defeated Cardiff 3-2 for the silverware after the shootout.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, whose cousin Anthony missed the decisive spotkick, said, “It’s always cruel when it comes to penalties, but there has to be a loser. It was always going to be that one of us was sad and one celebrating. I’ve got mixed emotions. Obviously I’m delighted to win the cup for our supporters, but I feel for Anthony and Cardiff. It doesn’t matter what I say to him – he’s going to be down. I’ll be there for him and all the family will be behind him.”

Steven Gerrard, Liverpool Captain

“It was incredible, an incredible day. I was very disappointed not to play longer than 15 minutes but I have to put that aside. I’m so happy to have scored the goal. The most important thing was we kept believing and in the end I think we deserved this trophy,” Dirk Kuyt.

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