Dalglish bemoans 'frustrated' players after Newcastle loss
Kenny Dalglish admitted to "frustration and disappointment" in Liverpool's fiery 2-0 defeat to Newcastle yesterday, which left them in eighth place, 11 points behind their rivals for European football.
Andy Carroll was booked for diving, and appeared to swear when substituted, and Pepe Reina was sent off for an apparent headbutt on James Perch.
"We have not got a problem with people showing desperation or disappointment or frustration," the Liverpool manager said, "but we need to channel it better than we have done."
Papiss Demba Cissé scored a goal in each half and his manager, Alan Pardew, called it his "best performance" for Newcastle. The first was a header from Hatem Ben Arfa's cross, with the second a cool finish from close range. While Liverpool were struggling to battle back, their hopes collapsed with 10 minutes left with Reina's dismissal for thrusting his head at Perch.
"Reina got a deserved red card," said Dalglish, "and then Andy came off and went up the tunnel. He was frustrated with the way the game had gone. Not just for himself but for the team. That frustration takes him up into the dressing room."MORE
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