Kenny Dalglish a happy man

Kenny Dalglish has stated that he was happy with Liverpool’s performance in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Sunday, and feels his side thoroughly deserved the three points.

First half goals from Craig Bellamy and Martin Skrtel gave the Merseysiders a comfortable victory, and the Scottish coach felt that his team defended well against Alex McLeish’s men.

“We passed the ball and moved it and hit the bar twice – I think it was a well-deserved three points for us,” he told Sky Sports.

“I think the first goal was a little bit fortunate but the second one was a good flick-on from Martin. We get pleasure taking three points and that’s the greatest reward you can get from the work you do in training.

“We’ll go forward as a team and defend as a team. If we don’t have the ball the first person is the first defender.

“There is no point having one part of the team good and another rubbish. We do everything together and we’ll move forward together,” he concluded.

The win lifts the Anfield team up to sixth place, equal on 29 points with Arsenal.

By Gareth McKnight