Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish defended his team selection for defeat at Tottenham.

Dalglish made one change to the side that lost 1-0 at Stoke last week by drafting Andy Carroll in for Dirk Kuyt.

Quizzed as to why he had opted to make the switch, the boss said: "You can stick with the players you want. As I've said before, it's not just about a team .It's about a squad and that will be used throughout the season.

"When there is a victory no comments are made about the team but if it's a defeat then whatever players you use are wrong.

"With how we started the game we would still have lost, irrespective of what else happened."

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