Holloway fires Reds warning
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has warned Liverpool his team will continue to be bold when they visit Anfield.
By Danny Wright
Last Updated: 26/09/10 7:47pm
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has warned Liverpool his team will continue to be bold when they visit Anfield next week.
The Seasiders have enjoyed a positive start to life in the Premier League and have surpassed all expectations of them to date, collecting seven points from six outings.
A last-gasp 2-1 defeat at home to Blackburn on Saturday provided a set-back but after their previous outing - a 4-0 thrashing at Chelsea - Holloway's team were much improved after setting about Rovers at Bloomfield Road.
And Holloway has told Liverpool to expect a similarly attacking outset next week when the two sides collide on Merseyside next Sunday.
The manager said: "Last week we got what we deserved - zilch - but this week I felt we deserved at least a point. But you won't get me disappointed - because of the way my team play.
"Results won't affect me this year - if I start getting affected by results I might as well pack it in. But performances affect me.
"The first-half performance last week was wimpy. That was my fault because I went defensive and I won't do that again. You wait until Liverpool away - that is all I am going to say."
Blackpool's play may have been refreshing but it could also be described as their undoing as Sam Allardyce's team broke to take all three points.
Brett Emerton settled the first league meeting between the two sides in 30 years with a goal four minutes into injury time at Bloomfield Road.
That was harsh on Blackpool, who thought they had claimed a deserved point when substitute debutant Matt Phillips cancelled out Charlie Adam's own goal three minutes from time.
Holloway said he had no regrets about chasing all three points and emphasised the importance of his team taking points on home soil in their survival bid.
He added: "I might get a bit of this or a bit of that, people asking why we didn't shut up shop, but we had the momentum at our home ground.
"We need to win our home games and I would be letting myself down if we didn't keep going. I thought I had done my job, as you could tell with my jumping around.
"I thought it was nothing more than we deserved - but sometimes in life you don't get what you deserve."
Blackpool midfielder Gary-Taylor Fletcher was left feeling aggrieved after the loss as replays showed Emerton's winner may have been marginally offside.
Taylor-Fletcher also claimed he had been fouled in the build-up to the goal: "The referee said I jumped out of the way but when someone comes in with studs showing and catches you, I don't know what you are expected to do. Just stand there?
"It was a blatant foul but he didn't give us anything all day."