Monday, 7th February 2011 

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish saluted his side’s 1-0 win at Chelsea yesterday, brushing off Fernando Torres’ move away from Anfield by insisting the most important people at the club are those who want to be there.

Torres struggled to make an impression during the contest at Stamford Bridge and was substituted in the second half, just before Liverpool shattered Chelsea’s title hopes. In the 69th minute, Liverpool’s Portuguese midfielder Raul Meireles continued his excellent scoring run, pulling back a ball which looked to be out of reach and directing it into Petr Cech’s goal. With Liverpool having hit the bar through Maxi Rodriguez in the first half, the three points were no less than Dalglish’s side deserved.

"We approached it professionally", explained Dalglish to his club’s official site. "The players were fantastic in their approach to the game and their determination to win the match. As this club has always said, the most important people are the people who are at Liverpool Football Club. That’s the way they approached the game."

And the Scot was delighted with Liverpool’s progress and now the Anfield club have moved up to sixth in the Premier League table.

"That’s four clean sheets in a row now and 12 points. Everybody who has got any favour towards Liverpool will be very happy at the moment."

And asked about the fans’ love for him post-match, Dalglish said: "If they love me then it’s only half as much as I love them."


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