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Arsenal legend Wright accuses Dalglish of part in Hodgson Liverpool demise

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has slated new Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish for not publicly supporting predecessor Roy Hodgson.

In his column for The Sun, Wright wrote: "Liverpool fans and Kenny Dalglish should both be feeling very pleased with themselves.

"With the departure of Roy Hodgson and the re-appointment of the club's favourite son, everyone appears to have got what they wanted.

"Yet the whole situation has left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Without realising it, Liverpool fans have been disrespectful and I think Dalglish played a part in that.

"First of all, I admit Hodgson did not work as a manager. I would like to have seen him succeed but sometimes in football things do not work out.

"Equally, he found himself under unbelievable pressure and was not given a proper chance.

"The Liverpool supporters were incredibly patient under Rafa Benitez, although he had earned that loyalty with the Champions League title. Yet Hodgson was not given the same amount of support.

"What it really needed was Dalglish, the club's ambassador, to make a statement and back Hodgson when the team was suffering problems.

"But that message of support never came. I believe it was wrong of Kenny not to at least try to help Hodgson."

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