Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has admitted the Anfield club’s Premier League points tally is not good enough.
The Reds finished the campaign with a disappointing 1-0 loss against Swansea City yesterday, which meant they finished in eighth place behind rivals Everton and with only 52 points – their worst Premier League points total.
Dalglish was honest about this poor haul, but maintained that performances were not the main problem behind a frustrating season for the Merseyside club.
“We won’t run away from the points tally or hide or say the points tally is satisfactory to anyone who works for or supports Liverpool Football Club,” Dalglish said in the post match press conference.
“We will face up to the reality. The performances have been excell-ent in a lot of cases but not the points tally so we will try our best to correct that.”
The game at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium did not have much in the way of action, but Swans ‘keeper Michel Worm did make a two good saves form Andy Carroll before Danny Graham struck late to make sure the Welsh side finished an impressive season on a high.
Dalglish felt his side did not deserve to lose the game but it was a below-par performance and a familiar sight for Liverpool since the turn of the year.
Reds fans will take heart from the fact that Dalglish led the team to their first trophy in six years when they beat Cardiff City on penalties in the Carling Cup final.