Kenny Dalglish is waiting to be asked by the Liverpool board to take charge at Anfield.

The Sunday Express says many Anfield observers believe that Liverpool have the answer to their managerial problems within their own ranks in kingmaker Dalglish. He would bring back the old boot-room habits which served the club so well in their halcyon days of the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Close friends believe Dalglish, who resigned as Liverpool boss through stress 19 years ago, has unfinished business at Anfield and would love the challenge of replacing Rafa Benitez.

He has agreed to take charge until Liverpool find a new man but wouldn't say no to a tap on his own shoulder over a permanent stay.