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Dalglish defends inconsistency of his Liverpool signings

Sacked Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has defended the inconsistency of his signings.

Dalglish was criticised for many of his signings - Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and Andy Carroll in particular - but having stabilised the club in the wake of Roy Hodgson's departure he believes he leaves his successor a great foundation on which to build.

"You cannot underestimate the pressure that is on a boy who comes to play for Liverpool," he said.

"But in the first year, what they have done has been a credit.

"There is now a great foundation to build on and to move forward with.

"Taking aside the decision made about myself, for four players to be in Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2012 and for Jordan Henderson to be on standby as well is a great credit to the players.

"It's fantastic for the club and those players - and I hope they go on and represent everybody well."

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