Dalglish hails Reds spirit
Updated Sunday, 17th April 2011
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish praised the spirit of his side after they scored a 101st-minute penalty to earn a 1-1 draw at title-chasing Arsenal.
Robin van Persie`s 98th-minute spot-kick had looked to have kept Arsenal on the tail of leaders Manchester United, but there was still time, owing to a lengthy stoppage after Jamie Carragher was knocked out on the field, for Emmanuel Eboue to foul Lucas Leiva and allow Dirk Kuyt to net at the other end.
Carragher`s withdrawal left Liverpool short of experience, with rookie defenders Jack Robinson and John Flanagan repelling Arsenal for the majority of the game.
"I think what we did at the end epitomised the performance," Dalglish told Sky Sports afterwards.
"We lost two players (Carragher and Andy Carroll), we had two teenagers at right and left-back, playing against a side looking to win the league.
"We remained committed to getting something out of the game and we had to play on."