The former goalkeeping great says Sydney-born Cahill could easily have been from Speke.
‚ÄúHe should be an honorary Scouser,‚ÄĚ he told the Liverpool Echo. ‚ÄúThe lad plays like a Scouser, he represents the city with class. On the pitch he is aggressive, committed and niggly ‚Äď a hard player in a hard city. But he‚Äôs also fair and a great ambassador for the club ‚Äď just like a local lad.
‚ÄúI‚Äôve heard bits of criticism of him because he hasn‚Äôt scored this year, and he‚Äôll be as annoyed about that as anyone else, but it‚Äôs ridiculous.
‚ÄúI read that Messi got slaughtered by some Spanish newspapers because he hasn‚Äôt scored for a few games ‚Äď it‚Äôs a joke. These are class players.
‚ÄúTim is still doing the same thing, making the same runs, and getting in defenders‚Äô faces. The goals will be back.
‚ÄúAndy Gray, Sharpie, players of that calibre all had lean spells in front of goal and then they‚Äôd hit five in six
‚ÄúFor me Tim has got bits of them in him and a bit of Peter Reid as well. He‚Äôs the type of player you hate to play against, as an opponent you see him moaning like Heathie used to and it annoys you. Every team needs a moaner!
‚ÄúTim‚Äôs vastly under-rated and he has a big contribution defending back in his own area as well because he‚Äôs one of the best headers of a ball in the league.‚ÄĚ