Axed Anfield-star set for showdown

"Play Up, Liverpool"

Tuesday, December 4 – 1990
Peter Beardsley was last night heading for a showdown with Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish. Beardsley, scorer of 11 First Division goals this season, was angry at being dropped against Arsenal less than an hour before the kick-off. He didn’t even make the substitutes’ bench.

Last night the signs were that his patience was wearing thin at continually being the first striker left out of he Anfield starting line-up.

Peter Beardsley

He said: “I have scored 11 First Division goals this season in 11 starts which is not such bad going. I don’t know what more I can do to keep a regular place.”

A major bust-up looks on the cards if Beardsley is left out of Liverpool’s visit to Nottingham Forest on Saturday – a match for which he has been axed in the past.

Yesterday Beardsley, who watched the Arsenal game from the TV gantry…

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