The former goalkeeping great says Sydney-born Cahill could easily have been from Speke.
â€śHe should be an honorary Scouser,â€ť he told the Liverpool Echo. â€śThe lad plays like a Scouser, he represents the city with class. On the pitch he is aggressive, committed and niggly â€“ a hard player in a hard city. But heâ€™s also fair and a great ambassador for the club â€“ just like a local lad.
â€śIâ€™ve heard bits of criticism of him because he hasnâ€™t scored this year, and heâ€™ll be as annoyed about that as anyone else, but itâ€™s ridiculous.
â€śI read that Messi got slaughtered by some Spanish newspapers because he hasnâ€™t scored for a few games â€“ itâ€™s a joke. These are class players.
â€śTim is still doing the same thing, making the same runs, and getting in defendersâ€™ faces. The goals will be back.
â€śAndy Gray, Sharpie, players of that calibre all had lean spells in front of goal and then theyâ€™d hit five in six
â€śFor me Tim has got bits of them in him and a bit of Peter Reid as well. Heâ€™s 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!
â€śTimâ€™s vastly under-rated and he has a big contribution defending back in his own area as well because heâ€™s one of the best headers of a ball in the league.â€ť