Dalglish keeps quiet over red cards

19 September 2011 07:35

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish refused to criticise referee Mike Jones' decision to send off two of his players in Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham.

Earlier this week Dalglish met with referees chief Mike Riley after the Scot felt aggrieved that his team had not been awarded two penalties in last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Stoke. Jones' decision to send off Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel swung the game in Tottenham's favour although both looked correct calls.

"It's better to just leave it," Dalglish said when asked about the red cards.

"We will just stick to (talking about) what we can dictate. We cannot dictate interpretation (of the rules) in any way shape or form. It's best left unsaid because it takes away from a magnificent performance by Tottenham.

"You can talk about anyone being undisciplined but we have a very good record for discipline. My players did not surround the referee to complain at the decisions. That means we don't have a disciplinary problem."

Luka Modric's brilliant seventh-minute strike - his first of the season after a summer of speculation concerning his future - put Spurs on their way to victory.

From there they never looked back and the game was eventually sealed by Jermain Defoe's low drive and Emmanuel Adebayor's brace - the second of which was a well-timed volley in added time.

After two humbling defeats to both Manchester sides, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is now unbeaten in three games and his team seem to have moved on from the turmoil that surrounded Modric's future.

Modric was upset at not being able to move to Chelsea in a £40million move this summer, but Redkapp insists the Croatian is now happy at White Hart Lane,

"Luka is fine now, he's just getting on with it. I think the chairman will sit down with him now and discuss his contract. That's what I'd like to happen. It was a great strike today. That's why we were offered £40million because he's a top player," said Redknapp.

Source: PA