Dalglish pleased with Liverpool progress in 2012

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish insists he's delighted with their progress in 2011.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish insists he's delighted with their progress in 2011.

Dalglish admitted he has been delighted with the effort and application of his players in the first part of 2011-12, and wants them to build on that in the final part of the season.

"Our target is to build on the work that we've already done," Dalglish told a press conference at Melwood on Wednesday morning.

"As we keep saying there's an awful lot of the work we have done that we've been very pleased with. There was a big turnaround of players since the start of the season and that includes Andy (Carroll) and Luis (Suarez) from last year.

"There's a couple of younger ones like Jonjo (Shelvey) and Jay (Spearing) that have stepped forward as well.

"We've brought a few players in as well so when you consider the progress they have made since August we are pretty pleased with it.

"We want to move on and everybody wants the reward for the fantastic play they have produced. We need to improve the goals for column so we'll continue to pursue that goal and I'm sure next year they will be better for the experience they have had this year.

"I think we deserve to be higher up the table than we are but you've got to earn that right and not talk about it - but to be fair they have done a lot of talking on the pitch for us.

"As long as we are in there somewhere, continue to do the right things and give ourselves a chance (come the end of the season) then we'll be happy with that."

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