Anfield legend gets a great deal of backing to fill vacant post.
Liverpool are to begin their search for a new manager after Rafael Benitez left the club by mutual consent on Thursday.
Managing director Christian Purslow and former boss Kenny Dalglish, who is also the club’s academy ambassador, are charged with finding a replacement.
Fulham’s Roy Hodgson has been suggested as a candidate for the vacant post.
But former Reds goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar and former midfielder Jamie Redknapp think Dalglish would be the right man to take over.
Dalglish managed the club between 1985-1991, winning three league titles and is still revered at Anfield having also won six league titles as a player. He is also thought to be close to several senior players.
“It’s a sad thing that Rafa Benitez has gone but for me there is only one man for the job and that is Kenny Dalglish,” Grobbelaar told BBC Radio 5 live.
“Kenny Dalglish loves this football club and I believe if he didn’t have the appetite for the game, he wouldn’t be at Anfield every week, week-in, week-out.
“I think maybe now is the time he can turn the tide and stabilise the club with the fans and make sure everything gets back on track. He can take the club back up to where it should be.” (BBC Sport)
For the record about a dozen former players have expressed their support for the legendary Scot, but perhaps they are also lining up an assistant post for themselves.
Clearly Dalglish has the credentials but has he been away from the sharp end for too long? He hasn’t been in management since his doomed spell at Celtic Park which ended in June 2000, which in footballing terms is a lifetime.
Who would you like to see captain the Anfield boat through the treacherous seas of Premier League football (end of pointless metaphor)?