QPR got the luck they didn't get at Bolton - Dalglish
Published 23:24 21/03/12 By Neil McLeman
Mark Hughes has called on his QPR players to use their stunning comeback win over Liverpool as the springboard to avoid the drop.
Rangers looked dead and buried when they went two goals down to the Carling Cup winners.
But three goals in the last 13 minutes from Shaun Derry, Djibril Cisse and sub Jamie Mackie gave the Hoops their first win in seven matches and lifted them out of the bottom three.
The Loftus Road club still have to play the top five in their last nine matches of the season, but Hughes said this result proved his players could "beat anyone".
"It is huge in terms of belief and what we will take out of it," said the Welshman. "It could be a defining moment - we have to make sure it is.
"This win is right up there in my career. Everybody sensed the emotion and the significance of the result. We hope as the season progresses, we may well look back at this performance and this result and say that was the time it all changed for us. We've got to make sure that's the case.
"People wrote us off but they do that at their peril because I know what I've got in the dressing room and we can stay in this League without a shadow of a doubt.
"Beating a big name like Liverpool will give us the confidence to go on."
The defeat ends Liverpool's slim hopes of claiming a Champions League place.
Sebastian Coates, with a Mark Hughes-style volley - his first goal for the club - and Dirk Kuyt had given the Anfield club a two-goal lead.
Reds boss Kenny Dalglish said: "I don't think anyone saw that coming.
"It is not a lack of concentration. Give them [QPR] a bit of credit as well.
"Maybe the luck they didn't get at Bolton [when a goal wasn't given to Rangers even though TV showed the ball was well over the line, and they lost 2-1 ], they got tonight.
"There is not much I can say. I don't have any answers to what happened.
"They never got what they deserved. That is life I suppose."