Dalglish welcomes match break

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says the club’s lack of Premier League games during March could well work to their advantage with a large injury list and several players struggling with fitness.

The Reds have already played Manchester United in the league this month, and only have a trip to Sunderland this Sunday before the end of the month.

With captain Steven Gerrard out injured for the whole month, as well as the likes of Martin Kelly, Daniel Agger, Fabio Aurelio, Raul Meireles and Jonjo Shelvey struggling with various problems, Dalglish has welcomed the league break.

Ahead of this Thursday’s Europa League tie with Braga at Anfield, Dalglish said, “We have got one or two problems but with only two league games in March, certainly from a league point of view, it gives us a lot of those niggles a chance to clear up.

“The players we put in there are well capable of doing themselves justice and doing the club proud and the players have to accept injuries are part and parcel of the game and put up with it.”

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