Jamaica coach and Liverpool legend John Barnes has backed Kenny Dalglish's return to Anfield.

Dalglish is expected to join Rafa Benitez's backroom team and Barnes told footballpools.com: "He would bring togetherness to the club which can only enhance the current feelgood factor in a similar way to that of Alan Shearer's return to Newcastle.

"Kenny is revered like few others at Anfield after being voted the best player ever to play for Liverpool, as well as leading the club to their last league title (in 1990) and would be welcomed back into the fold by all the fans who still sing his name.

"If he is to work with the academy then who better than Kenny to inspire the next generation of Anfield kids?"