Liverpool legend Dalglish says players should put club before country
King Kenny discusses the hot topic in the Sunday Mirror:
"Every time there is an international week, one issue keeps rearing its head.
"People talk about what should be the dominant part of a player's career: club or country.
"As far as I'm concerned, it should be the club.
"In fact, if England wants a successful national team, I believe clubs should command even more of a player's time, not less.
"When I was a club manager, it frustrated me how often the younger players went off to spend time with the Under-21s, Under-19s and Under-17s. Raheem Sterling has been fast tracked and could soon get an Under-21s call.
"If you're a club boss, the odds are you believe that the coaches you have are better than the coaches in the national youth set-up.
"If you don't believe that, then you should be doing something about it."