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Dalglish insists Carroll selection was late Christmas gift to Steve Kean

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

All wrapped up with a pretty bow

Trying to deflect criticism from his persistence in selecting Andy Carroll to play for Liverpool, manager Kenny Dalglish has claimed that his decision to field him for a spectacularly ineffective performance against Blackburn on Boxing Day was a sympathetic late gift for besieged counterpart Steve Kean.

Liverpool signed striker Carroll for a humongous £35 million and have spent most of the time since defending their horrendously hasty signing.

Dalglish said, “Steve’s been under terrible pressure lately so I thought I’d make things a bit easier for him and let Andy run around endlessly for 90 minutes.

“As expected, he proceeded to play like Emile Heskey weighed down by Christmas dinner, spurning countless opportunities which enabled Blackburn to nick a point.

“Consider it a sign of the generosity and tradition of Liverpool that we would do something like that during the busy festive period.”

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