â€śI am very excited, but also a bit nervous,â€ť Dalglish said. â€śFor the boss to put his trust in me is a great compliment and I am coming back as a very lucky person. When you leave a club you donâ€™t often have a chance to return, so I am fortunate. Rafa has made a very brave decision to revamp the academy.
â€śThere are lots of positive things happening here and there is a real feel-good factor around the place. Hopefully we can start producing players to challenge for a place in Rafaâ€™s plans. It wonâ€™t happen overnight. Thereâ€™s a lot of work to be done and I will do whatever is asked of me.â€ť
Reds manager Rafa Benitez said: â€śWhen you talk to Dalglish about players and football systems itâ€™s clear he has a lot of experience.
â€śThatâ€™s good for the club and young players. We are bringing in new ideas and people - but weâ€™re keeping the spirit and the heart.â€ť