Dalglish yet to discuss targets

16 January 2011 08:11
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says he has not spoken to the club's owners about bringing new players in during the January transfer window.The Anfield outfit drew 2-2 with Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday and sit four points above the bottom three. [LNB]But with only two weeks until the transfer window closes, Dalglish said: "There's nothing been discussed regarding players or otherwise. [LNB]"I said when I took the job, if this is the squad I've got I'll still take it." [LNB]Dalglish has yet to record a win from his three matches in charge, but he has started to make an assessment of the squad he inherited from predecessor Roy Hodgson and that some players could get a second chance to impress. [LNB]Hodgson's failure at Liverpool was partially down to signings such as Paul Konchesky and Christian Poulsen failing to establish themselves as effective first-team players. [LNB]But Dalglish offered the pair hope by insisting: "We've got a couple of senior players who the supporters haven't exactly seen eye to eye with. [LNB]"We've got to try and rebuild them." [LNB]The Scot will also hope to get more from Hodgson's other major signings Joe Cole and Milan Jovanovic - both unused substitutes against Everton. [LNB]New signings are also likely to be on the agenda when Dalglish meets the club's American owners John Henry and Tom Werner, who attended Sunday's game at Anfield.[LNB] On the one hand, we are dangerously close to the relegation zone, so experimenting with youth is a big big risk. On the other, the majority of the 1st team players are letting us down, and we're not getting results When_you_walk_88 "They are decent people so you would think we will have a conversation, what it will include, I don't know. I've not spoken to them about money," said Dalglish who has a deal until the end of the season. [LNB]Damien Comolli, appointed as director of football strategy in November will also play a key role in deciding who, if anyone, comes in, but working with the players available Dalglish has already made a stamp on team selection.[LNB] We are happy with the way we are playing. There is a lot of belief coming back into the players and that is great for us Kenny Dalglish The 59-year-old drafted in 22-year-old midfielder Jay Spearing against Everton for only his second league start for the club and said that, despite results, he was pleased with how the players had dealt with the change of management. [LNB]"We were really pleased with the way we played and that's great credit to the players who have had to adjust to the new ways of playing and training," explained Dalglish. [LNB]"[Coaches] Steve Clarke, Sammy Lee and myself have come in and obviously we are very different from Roy and Mike Kelly. [LNB]"We approach things differently, I'm not saying we are right and someone else was wrong but we are just saying we do it differently and the players have to adapt and change and it's fantastic that they have done that. [LNB]"I have not been surprised negatively by anyone since I came in. [LNB]"Positively I have been really pleased with the attitude of the players. [LNB]"We are happy with the way we are playing. There is a lot of belief coming back into the players and that is great for us." [LNB]Meanwhile Everton manager David Moyes admitted some of his players were overawed by the occasion early on. [LNB]"The players were tremendous," said Moyes. [LNB]"It was a tough game, Liverpool put us under pressure in the first half and we never really rose to it but in the second half, after a few choice words at half time, they came out of the blocks and showed what they are made of. [LNB]"The first half we really didn't get started. There were a few players playing their first game at Anfield and I think that it showed. [LNB]"It looked like we had a couple of younger players who were a bit naive in the whole of the game but after half-time they were much better."

Source: BBC_Sport