Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has called for his players to become more consistent, after following a loss at West Ham with a thumping 3-1 win over league leaders Manchester United.
Liverpool were soundly beaten 3-1 by West Ham just a week ago, and looked out of sorts at Upton Park, but an altogether different Liverpool turned up at Anfield against United.
A Dirk Kuyt hat trick and a fantastic Luis Suarez performance put another dent in United’s title hopes, and Liverpool ran out clear 3-1 winners.
“It is three points but it is not the end of the season for us just because we have had a fantastic result against a team leading the table,” said Dalglish.
“If we play like that against any team we would be happy with the performance, and it shows you what the players can do and want to do.
“But you can never take away the disappointment of West Ham. We can use that as a reference point.”
Dalglish was quick to praise Suarez for his contribution to the game, including two assists.
“You cannot carry anyone in a game against United, everyone has to play,” he continued.
“Dirk rightly got the headlines for the hat-trick but Luis put in a fantastic performance.
“I have always believed that it is about people so you can have any formation you want, it is the players that make it.
“They were fantastic and it did not matter what formation they played, formation was irrelevant.”