Furious Dalglish turns on Liverpool players after dismal Bolton defeat

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was furious with his players after their shock defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
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Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was furious with his players after their shock defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

For the first time since returning as Reds boss just over a year ago, the Scot publicly criticised his squad.

"There is no-one at this football club who doesn't have respect for other people," said the Scot. "If that was what the problem was, if they thought this game was not as important as the next one, then fine - but they won't be here.

"The result is disappointing but the most disappointing thing for me was I don't think they were ready to play the game.

"I don't think the approach was correct, I don't think the way we went about our work was correct. The foundations the football club have always been built on is respect for other people.

"It is built on the philosophy that the next game is the most important one, not the one that is two or three down the line. If they needed a lesson to be taught to them then this was it.

"If they think they can just turn up and get a result and not be competitive and not match the opposition for effort and then they have had a lesson today.

"If we have learned it then fine but we have to look at ourselves - without taking anything away from Owen Coyle and the way Bolton played - and what we can do and try to prevent it happening in the future."

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