Liverpool legend Dalglish excited by academy role

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is excited to be returning to the club.

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is excited to be returning to the club.

“I am very excited, but also a bit nervous,” Dalglish said. “For 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 don’t often have a chance to return, so I am fortunate. Rafa has made a very brave decision to revamp the academy.

“There 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 Rafa’s plans. It won’t happen overnight. There’s a lot of work to be done and I will do whatever is asked of me.”

Reds manager Rafa Benitez said: “When you talk to Dalglish about players and football systems it’s clear he has a lot of experience.

“That’s good for the club and young players. We are bringing in new ideas and people - but we’re keeping the spirit and the heart.”

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