Kenny sees blossoming partnership

Published Add your comment

Football News

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish can already see a successful partnership developing between strikers Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez.

Both impressed in Monday night's 3-0 victory over Manchester City which was even more comfortable than the scoreline suggests. Suarez was denied early on when his shot was tipped onto a post by goalkeeper Joe Hart but Carroll made the breakthrough everyone at Anfield had been waiting for when he scored his first two goals since joining for £35million in January.

But in addition to the goals it was the relationship between his two forwards, bought for a combined £57.8million, which pleased Dalglish, who said: "You can see the more Andy and Luis play together the better the understanding is. I think everyone can see their partnership is developing but the quality of the service up to them was pretty special."

He added: "It is great to see the big man get off the mark. The first one was a fantastic strike, the second a good header."

Of the performance itself, in which City's expensively-assembled side did not force a save of note from Jose Reina until the 83rd minute, Dalglish added: "It was very enjoyable.

"I don't know whether it was the best performance (since his return as manager in January) but it was enjoyable. It was a fantastic performance. I think they thoroughly deserved the 3-0 victory.

"We had plenty of opportunities to add to the three goals and it is a great boost for us beating a team as good as Man City 3-0 and deservedly as well.

"I don't think it is easy to keep City quiet and I think you should pay credit to them for the way they kept them quiet.

"It was a greater tribute in the second half, even though they were 3-0 up, that they didn't want to lose a goal and they created a lot of chances as well but unfortunately we didn't put any away.

"It is a great result for the players and won't do them any harm at all."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Joe Hart
Manchester City
Jose Reina
Premier League
Kenny Dalglish
Luis Suarez

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again