Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans has jumped to the defence of underfire Kenny Dalglish.

Evans, who took charge at Anfield between 1994-1998, has told supporters to get behind the current incumbent.

"You have to be positive," Evans told the Liverpool Echo. "You have to stick together in times like this from the players, to the manager, the backroom staff and the supporters.

"It is always a difficult time when you go through periods like this as a manager. Especially as, being manager of a club like Liverpool, you know what it means to the fans. They are suffering at the moment, and having a hard time of it."