Dalglish: Fortune favours the brave

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Kenny Dalglish watched his Liverpool side dominate proceedings for three quarters of a game against West Brom at Anfield on Sunday.

However, the Reds boss was forced to reflect on another frustrating afternoon, after a late Peter Odemwingie strike stole all three points in a 1-0 victory for the Baggies, on Roy Hodgson's return to Merseyside.

"It's not just been one of those days; it's been like that seven or eight times here," reflected Dalglish in his post-match press conference.

"After we won the Carling Cup, we came back and played Arsenal and we were brilliant. We got to the final last week after beating Everton and they came out today and were excellent again.

"It's great credit to the players that they continued to go at the opposition and they made chance after chance. The woodwork, again, wasn't our best friend.

"The players showed great resolve in the way they went about their work and because of that they made a lot of chances on goal but they just couldn't get a break.

"There's not much else that we can add to what we've said before so many times after a game at Anfield."

The visitors defended valiantly throughout the game as Liverpool created numerous chances, but still could not find that vital breakthrough.

Andy Carroll, Luis Suarez, Maxi Rodriguez and Jordan Henderson all went close with efforts, before West Brom capitalised on the missed opportunities to go on and claim victory.

"They just need a bit of luck I think," Dalglish continued. "It sounds repetitive but it's not an excuse.

"We're not running away from something. It's not as if there's something drastically wrong. It is just a piece of good fortune that we need.

"I think you could go back over the old interviews and it'll be the same thing. We can't dictate what decisions we get for and against us, can we? We've just got to try and keep doing what we're doing right.

"But with any football team, it doesn't matter how good, bad or indifferent you are, you need a bit of good fortune with decisions. As I say, we just need to keep going."

With four Premier League games remaining, the best Liverpool fans can now hope for is a seventh place finish, with the club currently 12 points behind Chelsea in sixth.

The players have already secured a place in next season’s Europa League competition, courtesy of February’s Carling Cup final success at Wembley, and will be hoping to add a second domestic trophy when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup final at the same venue on May 5.

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