Reds boss offers honest assessment
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has conceded that his team's performances in the Premier League this season have not been good enough.
Dalglish made his honest comments in the wake of his side's last day defeat to Swansea thanks to Danny Graham's late strike which sealed a 1-0 victory for the South Wales outfit.
The Reds sign off for the summer below their Merseyside rivals Everton for the first time since 2005 having finished in eighth spot with a lowest ever Premier League points return.
However, the Scot has vowed to everything in his power to improve upon that showing next season, although privately he must be mightily relieved that his team enjoyed some success in the cup competitions as otherwise his own job could have been up for grabs.
It had been suggested by one newspaper at the weekend that the club's owners were considering replacing him with Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, but a question to that article only provoked an angry response from Dalglish.
He said: "I expect the owners to have more dignity and integrity than to believe a story in a newspaper.
"We won't run away from the points tally or hide or say the points tally is satisfactory to anyone who works for or supports Liverpool Football Club.
"We will face up to reality. The performances have been excellent in a lot of cases but not the points tally so we will try our best to correct that."