Dalglish: No 'I' in team


After watching another outstanding Craig Bellamy performance in last night's 3-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux, Kenny Dalglish insisted it was the Liverpool team performance which gave him the most satisfaction in the Midlands.

The 32-year-old Welsh international struck the Reds' second goal, with fellow forwards Andy Carroll and Dirk Kuyt getting in on the act with goals either side of Bellamy's impressive strike.

In his post-match press conference, Dalglish hailed the collective effort from his players to help Liverpool to their first Premier League success of 2012, with a convincing display against Mick McCarthy's relegation strugglers.

"I thought it was a very professional, high-quality performance from the players," he said. "It was a fantastic reaction to the two big games they had played previously and commitment in making this game the most important one because it was next up.

"The way they started the game and the way they applied themselves was a great credit to them. We were delighted with everyone that played - and everyone made a contribution.

"It was great for Andy to score a goal, Craig scored a fantastic goal and Dirk slotted a good team goal away as well. For us, there is no 'I' in team. Everyone made a contribution and we were delighted for them."

Bellamy's strike just after the hour mark made it nine goals and counting since his return to Anfield back on August deadline day - form that has had Dalglish wishing he was a player new to the game, with numerous years ahead of him.

"Craig is fantastic," he added. "I wish his numbers were the other way around and instead of 32 he was 23!

"He doesn't do anything that surprises you because he really prepares himself well for matches, he knows what the best thing for himself to do within the framework of the team is and when he gets it, you expect something to happen.

"Bellers kept working when it was 3-0, and everyone kept working, closing them down and making it difficult for them. The wee man [Bellamy] has certainly been fantastic for us."

The win moved Liverpool up to fifth in the Premier League table, four points behind Chelsea, who were held to a 1-1 draw at Swansea on Tuesday.

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