Dalglish defends discipline

Updated: 2011-09-20 08:03

(China Daily)

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish was forced to defend his team's discipline as Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel were sent off in a dismal 4-0 defeat at Tottenham.

Adam and Skrtel were dismissed for two bookable offences either side of halftime and Liverpool conceded three times after the red cards.

Adam walked after a lunge on Scott Parker and Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said he had no sympathy for Skrtel after his reckless challenge on Gareth Bale while he was on a booking.

Yet Dalglish insisted the needless dismissals did not point to indiscipline in his team.

"We have a very good record for discipline," Dalglish said. "That's why it's best left unsaid because it takes away from a very good performance from Tottenham.

"We will look at the video and if there is something wrong we can correct it. But you never saw Liverpool players running to the referee to dispute a decision, so there is no discipline problem."



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