Reds draw a Dalglish disappointment

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Kenny Dalglish was left to rue a string of missed chances as Liverpool were forced to settle for a point at Wigan last night.

The Reds found keeper Ali Al Habsi in fine form for the Latics at the DW Stadium, with the Oman international making notable saves from Jordan Henderson, Glen Johnson and Charlie Adam from the penalty spot during the 0-0 draw.

After dominating for a large period in the first-half, the result left 'King Kenny' and his players frustrated at their inability to build on their fine form away from home, but satisfied with the performance against Roberto Martinez's side.

"Obviously we were disappointed not to come away with the three points. We started really well for 20 minutes, they got back in it a wee bit, but I think in the second half we controlled the game," Dalglish told the official Liverpool website.

"We made a few chances, they had a few efforts at goal as well, but I think overall we are happy with the performance. It's a hard-fought draw as the longer the game went on, the more difficult it was for us to play the way we like.

"But they (the players) kept getting in there, kept going and even right at the death they wanted to get the three points, which left us a wee bit exposed at the back. That's a fault we can correct, but at the end of the day you can't fault people's determination and efforts."

The Scot also responded to questions on the performance of Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, who has been handed an eight-match ban by The Football Association after being found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra during a clash at Anfield in October.

It's a charge both the player and club strenuously deny, and with early indications suggesting an appeal, the Reds' players and staff showed their support by wearing t-shirts of Suarez during the pre-match warm-up.

"We've no complaints whatsoever with any of the players - they all played very well," responded Dalglish.

"We stand right beside him, as we always have done and we always will do, and I think that's reflected in the reception he got from the fans and also in the support the players showed towards him as well."

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