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Dalglish accepts double Liverpool dismissal with silence

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish saw Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel dismissed in the 4-0 defeat at Tottenham but resisted the opportunity to criticise referee Mike Jones. Earlier this week Dalglish met with referees chief Mike Riley at which the Scot agreed he and his team would not criticise match officials and he held true to his word.

"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."

Dalglish admitted his side were far weaker on the day.

"The boys are upset and so they should be. The football club expects more than that, a 4-0 defeat," said Dalglish.

"Tottenham started really well and that early goal dictated the result."

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