Dalglish wrote in the Mirror: "I don’t have any feelings of personal vindication about the goal he scored in the Olympic Stadium.
"Some people may have questioned my decision to buy him for Liverpool but it’s not about me or any of the criticism I have received.
"Whatever anybody else said, he was always going to come through as a player.
"Even a couple of days ago, I heard someone had written that fans were laughing at him. I think Andy will be the one who’s laughing now."