Liverpool news – Reds to meet Brighton, Suarez compared to Keegan, Dalglish delighted with Bolton win

Reds to meet Brighton.

Liverpool face a long trip down south to Championship side Brighton in the third round of the Carling Cup, The Liverpool Echo reports.

The Reds face the Seagulls in the new Amex Stadium in the week commencing September 19 and Reds manager Kenny Dalglish will be wary of the bright start Brighton have made. Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet is in charge at Brighton and they have enjoyed a great start to their opening five games, securing 13 points.

The last time the two sides met in the competition was in the third round back in October 1985. A hat-trick from Paul Walsh and a goal from Dalglish secured a 4-0 victory at Anfield for the Reds. Liverpool will be looking to progress into the next round and will be confident following a comfortable 3-1 win over Exeter City in the second round.

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Suarez compared to Keegan.

Liverpool legend Tommy Smith has saluted the movement of Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and likened the frontman to former Kop star Kevin Keegan, reports.

Smith has followed John Aldridge and Phil Thompson in drawing comparisons between Suarez and Keegan, identifying the former Ajax player as someone defenders hate to play against. Suarez joined the Reds from the Dutch side in January and has been one of the standout players this season, scoring three goals in his opening four games following a summer where he won the Copa America trophy with Uruguay.

The Anfield Iron said: “The more I see of Luis Suarez, the more he reminds me of Kevin Keegan. His movement is exceptional and Suarez is a fine player. He doesn’t just have the ability to beat someone for pace, he can stop, stand on the ball and then nutmeg you. He has great skill and plays the game in areas where defenders don’t like it. Suarez was head and shoulders above everyone else.”

Dalglish delighted with Bolton win.

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was full of praise for his Reds side after their 3-1 victory over Bolton at Anfield, BBC Sport reports.

Goals from Jordan Henderson, Martin Skrtel and Charlie Adam gave the Reds the win and they now top the Premier League table after an undefeated start to the season. Dalglish is pleased with the way his Liverpool side are playing and is hoping for more improvement as they progress further on into the season.

Dalglish said: “It was a pleasure to watch. We got the result because we worked hard, played together and played for each other. To lose a goal at the end maybe puts a dampener on it for 40 seconds or so, but that also says a lot.”

Liverpool now prepare for a tricky clash away at Stoke City next weekend and Dalglish will be looking to preserve his undefeated start to the season.

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