Dalglish feels he has all the attributes to make him a stand-out performer for the Reds and is hoping his injury problems are now a thing of the past.
"Daniel's a fantastic player but it wasn't just down to Daniel that we've had two clean sheets," said Dalglish. "He's a fantastic player and he's probably as good as anyone else in his position in the Barclays Premier League.
"He's comfortable in possession and he's a very good defender as well.
"He's a top defender, a top player. He played left-back for us at Stoke as well and did very well.
"It's great to have him back and I hope his fitness remains as it is for a long time."