Kenny Dalglish refused to discuss the sending off of goalkeeper Alexander Doni after ten-man Liverpool beat Blackburn 3-2.

Dalglish silent after Doni red sparks keeper crisis

Liverpool keeper Doni, in for the suspended Jose Reina, was dismissed for a foul on Junior Hoilett and was replaced by Brad Jones who saved Ayegbeni Yakubu’s penalty.

Maxi Rodriguez had already scored twice to seemingly put Liverpool in control, but Yakubu pulled a goal back before half-time and then netted a second-half penalty, conceded by Jones, before Andy Carroll netted a dramatic winner.

Dalglish refused to answer any questions about the performance of referee Anthony Taylor. “We’re not going to discuss the decision of the referee,” Dalglish told Sky Sports.

When pressed, he added: “We are not going to discuss it now. I don’t intend to discuss it.”

Dalglish preferred to concentrate on the performance of his players.

He added: “To get a man sent off and come away from here with a victory speaks great credit for them. It’s been a smashing day for us.”

When asked about Jones’ foul on Yakubu, which led to the second penalty and to a yellow card for the Australian, Dalglish responded: “I don’t think he deserved to be sent off. The referee made the right decision.”