Liverpool spirit best in the world says Dalglish

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes there is no team in the world that can match the spirit and determination the Reds have shown since his sensational return to Anfield.

That spirit was certainly on show yesterday as Liverpool came back from an injury-time goal down to secure the unlikeliest of 1-1 draws against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Gunners striker Robin Van Persie had given Arsene Wenger's side the lead from the penalty spot in the eighth minute of injury time, only for Liverpool to equalise with the last kick of the game.

Dirk Kuyt converted from 12yards after Lucas Leiva was fouled in the box in the dying seconds, to score a goal which all but ended Arsenal's title hopes.

"I don't think there's another team anywhere that would show the attitude and commitment we showed out there today," said Dalglish, who praised Liverpool’s commitment to the cause despite suffering a number of set-backs.


"They went through a wee bit of adversity, losing Fabio Aurelio early on and putting a 17-year-old boy on at left-back.

"Losing the captain, having a right-back who's only 18, losing a centre forward, losing a goal eight minutes into injury-time, and they still didn't want to accept they were going to get nothing from the game."

The hard earned point keeps Liverpool in contention for Europa League qualification, sitting in sixth place in the Barclays Premier League, two points clear of Merseyside rivals Everton.

It is very much a 'game at a time' philosophy for Dalglish, who reflected positively on the inspirational performance served up by Liverpool at the weekend.

"Everybody will be sat there tonight proud at having seen their team produce a performance like that with the attitude and commitment. I don't think I can speak any higher than that. "

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