Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has urged his players to be more ruthless in their quest for a Barclays Premier League top four finish.

Whilst the Reds have won six games on the spin away from home, their form at Anfield has been less impressive, drawing their last four to drop eight possible points on Merseyside.

Currently seventh in the table, 'King Kenny' has been more than happy with the performances of his players, but believes now is the time to start stringing consecutive wins together.

"We were delighted with the way we played but I think we set our standards a little bit higher than drawing against people," said Dalglish ahead of tonight's clash against Fulham.

"I think we deserve better than that, I think we are better than that, and it's up to us to stand up and be counted and start winning games.

"We've done fantastically well and in most of the games we've played at home I think we should have come away with three points. To the players' credit their performances have been top notch."

Dalglish takes his Liverpool side to Fulham tonight hoping for a repeat of last season's 5-2 victory at Craven Cottage.

The Reds were in inspired form that night, with Luis Suarez and Maxi Rodriguez having particularly impressive matches against Mark Hughes' then side. Dalglish knows that another fine display will be needed to beat Martin Jol's men.

"Fulham have done well. It's difficult when there's a change in management and obviously that's their third one in a short space of time," added the Scot.

"We know it's going to be a very difficult game. We also know we went there and won 5-2 last year but we got our reward for that by getting three points - we'll only get what we deserve on Monday."

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