Houllier insists Dalglish right man for Liverpool

Gerard Houllier says Kenny Dalglish is the right man for Liverpool. Despite their worrying league form, Houllier feels Dalglish must be given time after such a huge investment in players.

Gerard Houllier says Kenny Dalglish is the right man for Liverpool.

Despite their worrying league form, Houllier feels Dalglish must be given time after such a huge investment in players.

He sees similarities to his Anfield reign, which ended in 2004 when he was replaced by Rafa Benitez.

Houllier said: "They won the League Cup the same way we did in 2001 — it's a good sign for the future. I think he is heading in the same direction, just give him some time. Liverpool need another year to kick in.

"They have done a lot of recruitment and had a lot of problems, so give him time.

"There was a time when David Moyes was criticised and Arsene Wenger was criticised — see where they are now. It's a rollercoaster."

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