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Kenny Dalglish Is Just Like Pep Guardiola Claims Liverpool Star

Anfield hero likens manager to Nou Camp boss.

Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has likened his manager Kenny Dalglish to Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

Dalglish has transformed the fortunes of the Merseyside club since taking over from Roy Hodgson in January.

The Reds got off to their worst ever start in Premier league history under the former Fulham boss but Dalglish has since masterminded victories over Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Liverpool are still in with an outside chance of qualifying for the Europa League and Reina is keen to sing the praises of his Scottish boss.

“Guardiola is a bit younger than him, of course,” Reina said. “But they have very similar backgrounds – icons as players and great managers as well.

“It is important that Kenny knows the club. He’s a legend in Liverpool – and I mean a legend because sometimes that word is used too much for other people.

“Kenny knows exactly what the people here think and what the supporters want to see.

“Because he was a great player himself, he understands the point of view of a player and that means he knows how to set standards.

“He makes everything much easier for us. We have improved since Kenny became manager. We have beaten the big teams. But it is important as players to repeat that in every game.”

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