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Liverpool boss Dalglish understands Mancini complaints over Man City schedule

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish can understand the complaints from Manchester City rival Roberto Mancini over their festive schedule.

Dalglish was quizzed for his thoughts on City's fixture list, with Roberto Mancini's side due to face Liverpool just two days after travelling to Sunderland on New Year's Day.

"I think Roberto made a great point here after the game when he said the players' union should be the ones canvassing for the players," he said. "If you think the games are coming up thick and fast, then what do the players' union think of it?

"I think television has been massively helpful to many people in the Premier League, so we cannot cut off the hand that feeds us.

"There has to be a bit of common sense and I think a game on January 1st and 3rd is a bit unreasonable. In general, there has got to be a reasonable amount of time for the players to recover.

"I know people have said he has a massive squad and enough to field two teams, but the players still have to be taken into consideration because, after all, they're the ones that are the attraction."

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