"It was worthwhile in some aspects," Dalglish told liverpoolfc.tv. "We've got some boys who haven't played for a while, like Glen Johnson. He got injured before the end of last season, went with England, came back and has never really been fully fit since. For him to get an hour was important.
"For Daniel Agger to get some time after injuring his rib and the same for Fabio Aurelio - it's a useful exercise for some of the boys.
"I don't think there was food for thought for the Norwich game. It was a disappointing result and we're a lot better than that but I suppose it was in mitigating circumstances because we had people coming back who haven't played too often."