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Liverpool boss Dalglish always confident fringe players would deliver

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was delighted with his squad players after their Carling Cup win at Chelsea.

The likes of Jay Spearing, Sebastian Coates and Martin Kelly were amongst several stand-out performers at the Bridge, but Dalglish was never in any doubt the fringe members of his squad would rise to the occasion.

He told liverpoolfc.tv: "We trust every one of them. We believe in them and will stand by them. As long as they go out there and give what they have got to give then fine. They should never be left wanting for a lack of effort.

"Everyone will make a mistake, we ourselves make mistakes and we've got a week to prepare for the game. They've got a spontaneous decision to make - they won't always make the right one but as long as their heart is in the right place, we'll stand by every single one of the players."

Dalglish continued: "Some of the lads who haven't played as often as the other boys, it's more difficult for them than the ones who are playing all the time. For them to keep their spirits and desire up is a great compliment to them they have done that.

"Tuesday we made seven changes and there is not one of them who let themselves or us down in any way, shape or form and that's the thing that is going to keep us going - the momentum and strong dressing room we have.

"If they're enjoying coming to work, they're going to work and train harder, and produce good performances. They've done that."

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