Ag­ger de­nies Kop blame game

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By FRANK McCAULEY

DANIEL AG­GER in­sists that con­fi­dence is still sky high at low-scor­ing Liver­pool – de­spite an­other home body-blow.

Kenny Dal­glish’s care­less Reds have dropped 12 points in front of the Kop, with rock­bot­tom Black­burn the sixth team to leave An­field with a point on Box­ing Day.

Rel­e­ga­tion-threat­ened Rovers and Bolton have both scored more goals than Liver­pool, but Ag­ger in­sisted: “There’s no com­pla­cency. If you look at all the games, we’ve had plenty of chances and pos­ses­sion.

“We have ac­tu­ally played well in most of the games.

“It’s just that fi­nal touch. It’s not only one or two play­ers – it’s all of us. We have all had chances but we’re not scor­ing.”

The Reds’ £35mil­lion striker Andy Car­roll, with just two league goals to his credit this sea­son, again failed to find the back of the net against Rovers.

But Ag­ger says the blame should not be di­rected at any one player.

“You can’t just point at the strik­ers,” he said.

“It’s like when you are con­ced­ing goals. It’s not just the de­fend­ers – it’s the whole team. It is al­ways a worry but what can you do? You can only keep cre­at­ing chances and at some point it has to come.

“It would be a prob­lem if we were not cre­at­ing chances but we are do­ing that so we can’t com­plain.

“The only way to solve it is to cre­ate more chances.

“But when you play for Liver­pool at An­field, you have got to go out and win the game – es­pe­cially these ones.”



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