Liverpool boss Dalglish eagerly anticipating Merseyside derby

The Reds manager is hopeful that his team can turn around their recent poor form when they play Everton as the Scot feels that they have put in good performances without reward

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is eagerly anticipating the Merseyside derby against Everton despite his team’s poor form.

The Reds have lost their last three games in the Premier League, including Saturday’s defeat to Sunderland, and the Scot has stressed the importance of turning around their form as they hunt for the final Champions League spot.

"It depends on the teams you're playing, but it's not the record you expect of Liverpool," Dalglish said to Sky Sports News.

"We'll keep going in the way we've done. The way we've done has got us as far as we have done.

"Because we've never gloated when we've won so we won't hide ourselves when we're losing.

"We don't want to get in the habit of losing games. For us in between the losses we've had a [League] Cup victory as well.

"We've got a big game tomorrow night. Everyone is looking forward to it and we know how much it means to everyone."

Steven Gerrard is 7/1 with Bet365 to score the first goal when Liverpool play Everton.

The Kop icon still feels that the Reds can reach the top four, aruging that his side have not got the results that they have deserved in recent matches and is confident that luck will turn around if his players keep playing as they have.

When questioned whether fourth place was out of reach, he replied: "Not necessarily.

"We always say we'll take each game as it comes and we'll add the points up at the end of the season. If it is boring and repetitive then so is the question.

"We want to continue to progress. I think we have progressed. We'll keep carrying on.

"We've also got a stronger squad this year than last year, but we've also got to put points on the door and that's what we want to do. In most of the games we've played, apart from a couple, we've deserved more than what we've got.

"We've just got to keep believing in ourselves and keep pushing forward."

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