Dalglish hails deserved win

Reds boss pleased with resolute defensive display

Kenny Dalglish: Pleased with the display of his Liverpool players at Aston Villa

Kenny Dalglish: Pleased with the display of his Liverpool players at Aston Villa

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Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish believes his team were good value for their 2-0 win at Aston Villa in the Premier League.

First-half goals from Craig Bellamy and Martin Skrtel sealed a comfortable success for Dalglish's team at Villa Park.

Luis Suarez also hit the woodwork twice after the break as the Reds dominated proceedings against a toothless Villa missing strikers Darren Bent and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

The victory, Liverpool's third win in four away games, moved Dalglish's side up to sixth in the table.

Pleasure

The Scot said: "We passed the ball and moved it and hit the bar twice - I think it was a well-deserved three points for us.

"I think the first goal was a little bit fortunate but the second one was a good flick-on from Martin.

"We get pleasure taking three points and that's the greatest reward you can get from the work you do in training."

And Dalglish, whose side boast the top-flight's best defensive record having conceding just 13 goals, was pleased with another tight display at the back.

He told Sky Sports: "We'll go forward as a team and defend as a team. If we don't have the ball the first person is the first defender.

"There is no point having one part of the team good and another rubbish. We do everything together and we'll move forward together."