Dalglish puts faith in youngsters
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish insists his faith in the club's youngsters is beginning to pay off.
Dalglish, who held a role as ambassador for the club's academy before taking charge of the Reds for a second spell, has given chances to the likes of Jay Spearing, Jonjo Shelvey, Jon Flanagan and Martin Kelly this season.
The Anfield boss has also spent heavily on younger players, such as 23-year-old Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson and Sebastian Coates, both 21, since taking charge.
"We are delighted with Jay and all the kids who have come through. Everyone who has developed has done us proud," said Dalglish.
"We played at Blackburn with six boys aged 22 or less. Admittedly Jonjo and Seb (Coates) were bought in but we have got a few young people in and around the first-team squad.
"It helps them but also helps the older ones in the squad, it keeps them and young and fresh and we are delighted with everyone's progress."