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.”

Surgery

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.”

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