Kenny Dalglish is happy to see his former Liverpool star John Barnes named new Tranmere Rovers manager.

Dalglish signed Barnes for Liverpool from Watford and said: "John deserves to be back in the game. John has good ideas and a solid knowledge of the game.

"The Tranmere players will enjoy working for him. He will get them playing good football, the way he had Celtic playing.

"For some reason John had always wanted to boss Tranmere.

"He's there now and will do well. He was in charge of Jamaica recently and had a good record.

"John's time out of the game hasn't been wasted. He was always in touch with what was going on at different levels.

"Tranmere weren't far off the play-offs last season so John has something to work with."