Dalglish points to Liverpool progress off the pitch

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has rejected criticism that the Reds are not progressing on the pitch by pointing out the club’s development off the field, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Speaking on the eve of the Merseyside derby, Dalglish is quoted as saying: “There are many ways you can judge a season and the best way is progress at the football club as a whole. I don’t think it necessarily relates to trophies or points.

The Telegraph, who characterised Dalglish’s comments as “bizarre”, add that Dalglish went on to argue that the kit deal signed by Liverpool with sportswear manufacturer Warrior Sports earlier this year, worth a reported £300m, was further evidence Liverpool are heading in the right direction.

Liverpool are currently seventh in the Premier League table, having lost 1-0 at the weekend to Sunderland. The defeat was Liverpool’s third in a row in the league, an unwanted milestone not recorded since 2003. Liverpool host local rivals Everton on Tuesday evening, with the Toffees entering the contest unbeaten in nine matches and preparing to mark the 10th anniversary of David Moyes’ appointment as manager on Wednesday.

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