Dalglish cautious despite Carling Cup victory over Man City

Kenny Dalglish has played down Liverpool’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg win over Manchester City and admits the job is not done, The Telegraph reports.

Steven Gerrard’s penalty early in the first half was enough to seal a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium and gives Liverpool the momentum heading into the second leg at Anfield. Liverpool were threatened late in the game against City and Dalglish had six defenders on the field at one point to try and quell the threat from the Premier League leaders. Liverpool are aiming to win their first piece of silverware since 2006 and will have to be on top form at Anfield to reach the Wembley final.

Dalglish said: ‘We might have the slight advantage with the goal, but it does not mean to say there will be anyone jumping through hoops at our place. We will just go and be professional in the second leg. We have to be happy, but we are not presuming that the job is done’.

Liverpool face Stoke City this weekend and will be looking to convert their recent good run in the cup competitions into the league. The Reds put 5 past Oldham at Anfield in the FA Cup third round on Friday night and followed that up with yesterday’s win.

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