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Dalglish hails Liverpool commitment

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Kenny Dalglish has praised his Liverpool players for the application and endeavour they demonstrated in the weekend draw with Manchester City.

The Reds drew 1-1 with the Barclays Premier League leaders at Anfield on Sunday in a game which the home side were, perhaps, unlucky not to win.

Vincent Kompany opened the scoring for City from a David Silva corner, before Joleon Lescott diverted a Charlie Adam shot into his own net.

The visitors had Mario Balotelli sent off in the second-half and, although Liverpool were in the ascendency, they were unable to score second.

Dalglish, though, was pleased with the way his players went about their task against Roberto Mancini's side.

"I don't think we could have asked for more," he told the official Liverpool website. "In terms of effort and commitment from the players, they were fantastic.

"City started the game better than us, I thought, and scored a goal just as we were getting a foothold in the game.

"We equalised quickly with a piece of good fortune but that's where the good luck ran out for us."

Dalglish also conceded that his side may have taken the spoils were it not for the heroics of Joe Hart in the City goal.

The England No.1 made a string of fine saves - most notably from an Andy Carroll header in the closing stages.

"We've come up against a goalkeeper who has done what three or four others have done here [this season]," Dalglish added. "He had a fantastic game.

"Eventually we'll come up against a goalkeeper who is not saving everything that hits him."

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