Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish blasts referee Phil Dowd after Mersey derby draw

17 January 2011 01:07
Kenny Dalglish pointed thefinger at referee Phil Dowdafter his Anfieldhomecoming ended indisappointment yesterday.

Dalglish's first home game ofhis return as Liverpoolmanager brought a drawwith Everton to leave himstill looking for his first winafter three games back incharge.

The home side were a goalup at half-time butultimately needed a DirkKuyt penalty to salvage adraw after two Everton goalsin the first six minutes of thesecond period.

Unimpressed: Kenny Dalglish wasn't happy with Phil Dowd's display

Dalglish claimed the visitorsshould not have beenawarded the corner that ledto Sylvain Distin's equaliserand that Liverpool defenderMartin Kelly was fouled inthe build-up to the JermaineBeckford goal that put DavidMoyes' team ahead.

Dalglish said: 'The first goalshould have been a goal kickand not a corner. Even if Ihad not got lenses in I couldhave seen that.

'For the second one, MartinKelly got battered and thenwe got turned on the edgeof the box when he wasabout to clear it. Maybe onanother day you would getthose decisions given in yourfavour.'But at this moment in timethere is not a great deal ofgood fortune going our way.

'But it's a great credit to theplayers that they continue totap away at the door and totry and get better luck. Theharder they try the sooner itwill come.'

Animated: Kenny Dalglish (right) and assistant coach Sammy Lee (left)

Everton manager Moyessaid: 'I am disappointed wedidn't take all three pointsafter the second halfperformance but I amdelighted we went in athalf-time only 1-0 down.

'Liverpool had been thebetter team in the first halfand won all the duels so itneeded a word to correct itat half-time.

'So we have taken a drawfrom a game where mostpeople favoured Liverpool.'At 2-1 up I thought we maygo on and get a third.

'I know Liverpool weremissing two (Steven Gerrardand Jamie Carragher) but itis different for a club likeEverton, who have a muchsmaller squad.'

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