Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has hailed Maxi Rodriguez's professionalism.

Maxi has never let down Dalglish when selected this season.

"Maxi is a very intelligent footballer," said Dalglish.

"He knows how to play, he loves to play but he is not going to play in every game and the same goes for Maxi as every other member of the squad.

"We have to manage him the best way we possibly can and when he plays he doesn't give you too many bad performances.

"He is a real credit to himself and if he was a bit younger we would have someone in our squad who would be top drawer."