Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Reds Still on Road to Ruin - Dalglish

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Reds Still on Road to Ruin - Dalglish

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KENNY Dalglish is still searching for his first victory after returning as Liverpool manager and heads to Wolves today admitting he has no explanation for the club's woeful away record.

The Reds have, under three different managers, registered just two Barclays Premier League victories in almost 13 months.

That record contributed to the difficulties Rafael Benitez had before his departure in June and was a major factor in Roy Hodgson leaving recently.

Dalglish could not halt the slide with an inauspicious first defeat at Blackpool nine days ago, but goes to Molineux still trying to work out why his team have been so bad on the road.

come together He said: "It is surprising.

turn it around The reasons why have yet to be fathomed, but it is up to the players to come together and try to turn it around as quickly as we can.

"It is very unlike Liverpool not to have a good away record. Normally it is excellent.

There are some things we have to put right and that is one of them."

Another issue to put right is avenging the defeat by Wolves at Anfield last month - one of the worst performances by Liverpool in a long time.

It was the result which signalled the beginning of the end of Hodgson's short spell in charge and hastened the return of Dalglish to a role he had not occupied for almost 20 years.

The same players who looked so lethargic in that Wolves defeat have responded positively to Dalglish's arrival in the dugout, even if that as not been reflected in results with a draw in last Sunday's Merseyside derby ending a run of two successive defeats.

Dalglish does not see revenge as the primary motivating factor for his players in today's game against the club secondbottom of the table - but only five points below the 13th-placed Reds.

He added: "I suppose it could be but you would need to ask them that - I cannot speak for every one of them.

"Different things drive different people, but winning games is the greatest feeling in the world.

up to the players to and try to "Wolves played very well against us at Anfield and if some people were disappointed with that result and that is what inspires them, then fine. …

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