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Dalglish slams Liverpool players over poor attitude

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was furious with his players after defeat to Fulham. With Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea in mind the Scot made nine changes - leaving out the likes of Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and Craig Bellamy - but saw his team lose to Martin Skrtel's fifth-minute own goal.

"Their attitude was not right and if you get a bad attitude you are going to get a bad performance and that is what we got," he said.

"I think that is an accurate appraisal. I am culpable as well as I changed a lot of players to try to give everyone an opportunity to get in the frame for Saturday.

"I suppose by doing that it was a contributory factor to what happened but you can only be fair.

"I tried to be fair and give everyone an opportunity - maybe I was wrong.

"There were one or two positives but there were too many negatives.

"We cannot play at that tempo, we have to play at a quicker tempo than that. We deserved nothing."

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