Kenny tight-lipped on Doni red
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish refused to discuss goalkeeper Alexander Doni's red card after his 10-man side edged out Blackburn.
Last Updated: 11/04/12 7:45am
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish refused to discuss goalkeeper Alexander Doni's red card after his 10-man side edged out Blackburn on Tuesday night.
Reds shot-stopper Doni, in for the suspended Jose Reina, was dismissed for a foul on Junior Hoilett and was replaced by Brad Jones who saved Yakubu's penalty.
Maxi Rodriguez had already scored twice to seemingly put Liverpool in control, but Yakubu pulled a goal back before half-time and then netted a second-half penalty, conceded by Jones, before Andy Carroll headed a dramatic winner.
Dalglish refused to answer any questions about the performance of referee Anthony Taylor.
"We're not going to discuss the decision of the referee," Dalglish told Sky Sports.
When pressed he added: "We are not going to discuss it now. I don't intend to discuss it."
Dalglish preferred to concentrate on the performance of his players.
He added: "To get a man sent off and come away from here with a victory speaks great credit for them. It's been a smashing day for us."
When asked about Jones' foul on Yakubu which led to the second penalty and to a yellow card for the Australian, Dalglish responded: "I don't think he deserved to be sent off. The referee made the right decision."
The success ended a miserable run of results for Liverpool which has seen them come under fire, having slipped down the Premier League table into eighth.
Dalglish was full of praise for his players for their display, adding: "We're just delighted with the victory and we're just going to give the boys all the credit they deserve.
"They've had a bit of abuse recently so let's give them a bit of credit."