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Dalglish: We'll Need Patience Against Swansea

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says his team will need to be patient against Swansea City on Saturday.

Brendan Rodgers' side have a reputation of maintaining possession well and dominating large periods of games, particularly at home where they usually have at least 60% of the ball.

They've also proved they can be dominant away too, but a lack of firepower up front and some poor defending means they've only managed to pick up 1 point on their travels.

The Swans face a tough challenge of improving their away record this weekend as they face a Liverpool side looking to compete for a top 4 place.

Dalglish was full of praise for the Swans, and he also sent the club a fax back in the Summer to congratulate and welcome them to the Premier League. This week, he said:

'It's a game that we're going to have to be very patient in. The supporters have to understand that sometimes there is a bit of disrespect for teams who have been promoted.

'Swansea might have spells of possession in the game, which we've got to accept. We've rued the games against some promoted teams over the last few years. Swansea are one of the promoted teams but they're a decent side and they've got a good collection of points.'


His praise for Swansea City continued as he said:

'I wouldn't say struggled is the right word, I would just say they've had a difficult draw of games. They certainly never struggled in the first 20-25 minutes at Eastlands. We've got the upmost respect for them and their principles are similar to ours.

'I don't know Brendan Rodgers as a person, I only know what he's done in football, but he's certainly set up a decent team there.

'I don't think it does you any good to change your principles, you have to change the whole team if you change your principles. That was the way they got their reward last year in promotion - why should they change? Good luck to them.

'It's a great achievement what they've done so far but let's hope their bad run away from home continues.'







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Writer: KevinE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 3 2011

Time: 6:12PM

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