Kenny demands reaction to horror show
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KENNY DALGLISH has ordered his Liverpool troops to return to winning ways and repay fans after their Spurs horror show.
Daglish will resist the temptation to rest some of his star players in tonight’s Carling Cup clash at Brighton.
The Liverpool boss has promised to send out a strong side, which could feature returning skipper Steven Gerrard, in an attempt to avoid a third straight defeat.
And Dalglish has made it clear he wants his players to repair the damage after the 4-0 disaster at White Hart Lane on Sunday by giving their fans something to cheer about.
Dalglish said: “The fans supported us fantastically at Tottenham.
“I think the boys will bear that in mind and look forward to repaying them in some way.
“It is our intention to stay in the Carling Cup for as long as we possibly can.
“We will have a strong team out and we will treat it in the same manner as we treated the Exeter game in the last round.
“If we go to Brighton with the same attitude, then we will give ourselves the best chance to win.”
Gerrard has not featured since the 3-1 win over Manchester United at Anfield in March and has since had groin surgery.
Sebastian Coates is set to start in defence in place of Daniel Agger, who broke a rib at Tottenham.
Vicente is in line to make his Brighton debut after boss Gus Poyet sprung one of the surprises of transfer deadline day by landing the former Spain winger on a free.
The 31-year-old will make his first appearance for the Seagulls – if he can convince Poyet he is raring to go.
Poyet said: “We’ll have a chat. If he thinks he is ready to play for a while then maybe he will be involved, but I’m trying to leave it to him.
“He needs to be ready to jump on the pitch and perform.”