In his column for the Mail on Sunday, Dalglish opined: "My next managerial challenge on the pitch comes against Stoke City at Anfield on Wednesday night. I've always had to adapt to facing different styles as a manager; in my first time at Liverpool we had to play the likes of Millwall, who had Teddy Sheringham and Tony Cascarino and played a very direct game, or Wimbledon, who were led by John Fashanu.
"There is no definitive way of playing football. Stoke have as much right to turn round and say that Liverpool's principles or Manchester United's principles are wrong as the other way round. Stoke play to their strengths and we should all get on with it.
"Whether it's Arsenal's passing style or Stoke's long throw, you have to try to deal with it and combat it. And let's credit Tony Pulis with doing a good job at Stoke. It's common sense for a manager to select a style that suits his players."