Dalglish pleased with Doni on Liverpool debut

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was pleased with Alexandre Doni's debut in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was pleased with Alexandre Doni's debut in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

Brazilian stopper Doni set pulses racing when he chose to display his outfield skills to beat an opponent in his own penalty area with a touch of flair and Dalglish admitted he was slightly startled.

He told liverpoolfc.tv: "I was a wee bit scared when he did the Cruyff turn against the boy in the box," said Dalglish. "But he was excellent and it's a great credit to him that he's kept himself in such great shape. Because that's his first game since he came to the club.

"He never had much to do, which in itself was a test for a goalkeeper, and he did well - he came and caught a couple of crosses. We were pleased with most of the things we did and if we keep up the same commitment then we'll be okay."

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