Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says that silverware and a return to Europe make this season a success for the Anfield club.
We completed our home fixtures with a 4-1 thrashing of Champions league finalists Chelsea on Tuesday evening, taking some revenge for our 2-1 FA Cup final loss to the Blues at Wembley on Saturday. Liverpool can finish no higher than seventh in the Premier League but Dalglish has pointed to the League Cup triumph and the return to European competition it brings as evidence the club can be happy with their campaign:
We’ve got a bit of silverware back in the cupboard after six years, we’re back in Europe at the first time of asking, we were near to winning the FA Cup final. Not a bad first season. They (the players) understand better than everyone (the club’s expectations) and they’re probably more educated than most of those people (critics). I think the players will be happy to finish on a high at Anfield. That performance was on a par with a lot of other performances where we’ve not had the result. Tonight we got that. For us it was a satisfying evening. Hopefully the supporters go away feeling very happy. Hopefully the boys have put a wee smile on their faces.
Dalglish was delighted with his side’s show, their biggest league win of the season on their last outing of the campaign at Anfield:
It was an excellent performance. It was one which has been seen a few times before here but the result hasn’t been as positive as that. The pleasing thing is the performance was matched by the result.
What is your opinion? Do you think Kenny is right to label the season a success? Are we heading in the right direction?