Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was left stunned by Queen’s Park Rangers’ late comeback to score three goals in the final 13 minutes and turn a 2-0 deficit around to defeat the Reds at Loftus Road on Wednesday night.
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The Reds boss says he has no explanation for events that unfolded from the visitors looking so comfortable 2-0 up thanks to goals from Sebastian Coates and Dirk Kuyt, before imploding to the relegation candidates.
He told reporters after the game, “I think for us, we were a little mindful of opinions about how we would play after getting into the semi-finals [of the FA Cup] but I think they started fantastically well,” he told Sky Sports.
“For most of the game they controlled it, they passed it, they moved it. They scored two goals and could have been four or five up by half-time and they weren’t.
“They came out for the second half and started quite brightly again, and they went on and got two goals and out of nowhere they have got three.
“For us, we don’t really have an explanation other than to say they deserve a bit of credit for what they did.
“We should have been out of sight before it even got to that stage. It’s a difficult one to take because there was so much that was very positive about the game.”
Liverpool now head back to Merseyside for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Wigan at Anfield.