Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli deserved his dismissal in their 1-1 draw. Dalglish claimed Balotelli had nobody to blame but himself for his dismissal.

He said: "I think Balotelli got himself sent off. His actions spoke louder than anybody else's didn't they? Sometimes if you look in the mirror you get the answer.

"Sometimes he doesn't help himself, other times he doesn't get as much leeway as anyone else gets.

"But if you help yourself you don't get in that situation in the first place."