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Liverpool: Dalglish Points To Bad Luck Against QPR

Liverpool: Dalglish Points To Bad Luck Against QPR

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish reflected on his side's dramatic 3-2 defeat to struggling Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road and perhaps surprisingly quantified that the Reds were unlucky.

Not for the first time this season, Liverpool missed a hat full of chances during the encounter but had still done enough to build a 2-0 lead with less than 15 minutes remaining. Poor defending and QPR's resilience then conspired to earn the hosts a remarkable comeback victory.

Attempting to deconstruct the contest during his post-match press conference, Dalglish reflected: "I don't think anybody saw it coming. I'm sure there was a fair bit of feeling before the game about how we'd approach it and how the players would react to qualifying for a semi-final.

"But I think the way they started the game was fantastic with the passing and the movement. The only thing that was missing was a bit of luck in front of goal.

"We came in (at half-time) at 0-0, but it could have been three or four easily.

"We started the second half and got the goal - a great goal for Seb. Then Dirk touched one in and to be fair you couldn't even see them (QPR) getting a goal.

"But maybe the luck they never got at Bolton 10 days ago, they got tonight in the last 20 minutes.

"There is not much more we can say. We need to find answers and make sure we're going to learn from it.

"For most of the game we were dominant. We were really creative, thoughtful and professional, but they've walked away with three points."

Sebastian Coates and Dirk Kuyt were the players on target to put the Merseysiders into a seemingly commanding lead, before Shaun Derry and Djibril Cisse drew the hosts level and Jamie Mackie scored an injury-time winner.

When asked if a lack of concentration may have contributed to his side's downfall, the 61-year-old Scot responded: "It's not a lack of concentration. You've got to give them (QPR) a bit of credit as well.

"We were so constructive in so many parts of our game tonight, but (from) a set play, a cross and then right at the death they've scored.

"We never got what we deserved, but it's a tough life I suppose."

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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Thursday March 22 2012
Time: 10:56AM

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Bad luck is an excuse we've hidden behind too many times for my liking now this season. On occasions it has certainly been an accurate reason but not against QPR for me. Too many missed chances in front of goal (again) and then sloppy defending at the end are more valid reasons for this result. It takes more than bad luck to chuck away a 2-0 lead against a relegation threatened foe with only 15 minutes to go. Not good enough nor is the subsequent reasoning by KD behind it.
The Bagman
22/03/2012 14:22:00
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