Anfield is close to becoming a fortress again, insists Dalglish

Liverpool’s patchy home form will come under the microscope again tonight when high-flying Tottenham visit, but manager Kenny Dalglish does not believe there is much wrong with their methods, only results. Spurs are the only side to have won at Anfield since the Scot took over for a second spell in charge last January, winning 2-0 in the penultimate fixture of last season.

However, this campaign newcomers Norwich and Swansea, as well as relegation candidates Blackburn, have contributed to seven draws in 11 games.

Yet Liverpool still remain in contention for a top-four finish. And, having recently held off Manchester City to reach the Carling Cup final and then knock Manchester United out of the FA Cup last weekend, there is a feeling that their fortunes may be changing.

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“We could have – and I think we deserve – a lot more points than what we have got,” said Dalglish. “I think the performances have deserved it, but we haven’t got them.

“We’ll just keep plugging away. We believe in what we’re doing and the way we’re going about our work has, in the main, been in the right way, so we’ll just continue to do that.

“There are a lot of games we’ve drawn at Anfield that maybe we could have won. We’re not too far away.” Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt, whose goal in the 3-0 win over Wolves last midweek was his 50th league strike for Liverpool, admitted he has found his infrequent appearances tough this season, but he has remained professional and is finally starting to get the rewards.

“It’s great to achieve 50 goals for this club in the Premier League,” he told liverpoolfc.tv. “Not many people have done that at this club and also from my country not many people have done that, so to reach that target is great.”