Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has backed QPR's mega spending in their bid to beat the drop.

Dalglish wrote in the Mirror: "QPR have endured a lot of ­criticism in the last 24 hours.

"They have been accused of treating the transfer window like a supermarket dash.

"Charged with putting the future of the club at risk and becoming another Portsmouth.

"They have been told they have taken a huge gamble on avoiding relegation and that, if it doesn't work, they will be in trouble.

"Well, they have taken a gamble and if it pays off, no one will be criticising QPR owner Tony ­Fernandes then.

"Anyway, other clubs are gambling in different ways. Aston Villa are gambling by doing very little to improve a struggling squad.

"They have got scant experience in their team and have chosen not to alter that situation.

"If Villa go down and QPR stay up, then the money Rangers spent in January will look like financial prudence.

"The transfer fees they spent on Loic Remy and Chris Samba will be more than offset by the television revenue and prize money they will reap from another season in the Premier League.

"So I'm not going to ­criticise Fernandes for backing his manager."