Kean unhappy with Reds' winner
Blackburn manager Steve Kean was left rueing a 'cruel' defeat after Andy Carroll fired a last-gasp winner to hand Liverpool a 3-2 victory.
Last Updated: 10/04/12 11:06pm
Blackburn manager Steve Kean was left rueing a 'cruel' defeat after Andy Carroll fired a last-gasp winner to hand Liverpool a 3-2 victory at Ewood Park.
Kean was unhappy referee Anthony Taylor and his assistant had missed what he claimed was a foul on Grant Hanley by Martin Skrtel in the run-up to the Reds' late winner.
The manager claims Hanley would have got back to where Daniel Agger headed the ball in for Carroll to nod home.
He told Sky Sports: "It's cruel because we felt we had done enough (to get a point).
"I feel very aggrieved about the last goal.
"Grant had tried to get back up but he can't get back up because Skrtel's pulling him to the ground.
"As Agger heads it he's going to head it onto Andy Carroll, where Grant Hanley would be recovering. So we feel it's a foul that should have been picked up."
The defeat leaves Blackburn still struggling in the Premier League drop zone but Kean is determined to keep pushing to escape what is an increasingly tight relegation scrap.
He added: "It's so tight because a minute before that (Liverpool's winner) we've got a point that takes us up two places, such is how tight it is down where we are.
"We've got to pick ourselves up."