Let's assume Liverpool make it to the FA Cup final, the maximum number of games any player will feature in is 48. Now that is absurd! How can a top athlete be expected to feature in that many games over a 10 month season? No wonder the poor sods are tired.
The trouble is, back in 1984-85, a certain Kenny Dalglish played in 53 games, and he had an easy season because John Wark featured 62 times and Phil Neal 64. Roll the clock back to 83-84 and Hansen, Alan Kennedy and Mini Me Sammy Lee all featured in 67 games! So that's almost 50% as many games as Kenny's 2012 vintage of overworked darlings!
OK the game has changed. But so have the pitches and the fitness and dietary regimes. Exhausted? Has Dalglish seen how many games are played by tennis professionals?
In truth it is just the latest pathetic excuse from Dalglish. The last two results are down to poor management. Having spent £135m, Dalglish should not need excuses after back to back games against QPR and Wigan Athletic!