Spackman has dismissed suggestions that Liverpoolâ€™s slump is down to Dalglishâ€™s long isolation from involvement in the game.
â€śI have heard it said that he has lost touch,â€ť Spackman told the Sunday Mirror. â€śAbsolute rubbish ! They must be joking. I doubt very much if there are any managers or football people who see more games than him. He is always at games â€“ and not just first-team ones.
â€śHe will be watching the reserves, the youth team â€“ and lower division ones.
â€śVery few people have better contacts than Kenny Dalglish in the game. If a player is recommended, he will go and watch him.
â€śMaybe he is not a great coach, but he is an excellent man-manager. He spots details in someoneâ€™s game that other people miss. He is very thorough.
â€śHe will have pointed out adjustments to improve their game. If they listen, he will make them better.â€ť