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Liverpool boss Dalglish looking no further than end of season

Almost 20 years after quitting Anfield, Kenny Dalglish has returned to Liverpool to restore some stability to the club and wants to concentrate on that rather than his long term future with the Reds. Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, have only appointed Dalglish until the end of the season.

Long term it is understood they want a younger man at the Anfield helm.

However, Dalglish, who was on holiday in Dubai when asked to become manager by John W Henry, told a press conference on Monday when he was officially unveiled: "I have heard stories about demanding this and demanding that.

"(But) when I was phoned early on Saturday morning, when I was away, and was asked if I would take the job, it was a straightforward yes and that was it for me.

"There are no conditions, there are no clauses. I came back here to work at a club that myself and my family are eternally grateful for many things they have done for us.

"When I was asked to do it, there was no way I was going to be disrespectful and say no."

Dalglish then joked: "If I can get to the end of the season, then I will probably end up as one of the longest-serving managers in the Premiership.

"We'll not start running before we can walk."

The Scots first Premier League game in charge will be Wednesday's trip to Blackpool.

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