Dalglish: Honesty the best policy

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has defended his very public criticism of the players after insisting there can be no hiding place from failure.

The Scot diverted from his usual stout defence of the squad to lambast their attitude and lack of application in Saturday's abject 3-1 defeat at struggling Bolton.

Because the 60-year-old is usually so protective of his players, the hard-hitting comments carried far more resonance and attracted plenty of headlines, but he does not regret speaking out, and said: "I think what was said had to be said."

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