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Liverpool legend St John: British manager needed

Liverpool legend Ian St John wants to see a British manager take charge at Anfield.

The ex-Scotland international believes it is time for the Reds to look closer to home after six-year spells for Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez.

St John told BBC Radio Merseyside: "Personally I hope we get a British manager. We've had over 10 years of foreign managers.

"Take away the night in Istanbul and the whole club seems to have changed."

St John, 71, was signed by legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly in 1961.

He went on to spend 10 seasons on Merseyside, scoring the winning goal in the 1965 FA Cup final.

The Scot believes it is time for change of culture at Anfield: "The way the team had been playing in the last couple of seasons I just felt we had hit the buffers.

"The football that we always went to Anfield to watch was mundane.

"You would get Steven Gerrard or Fernando Torres adding a little bit of glamour to it, but other than that it just wasn't enjoyable."

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