Gerrard welcomes Dalglish return

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is welcoming the idea of ‘˜King’ Kenny Dalglish returning to the club as part of Rafa Benitez’s team of staff, saying it will give the club a big lift.

It has been rumoured and reported recently that Benitez is trying to tempt Reds legend Dalglish back to Anfield, possibly as part of the youth set-up.

And Gerrard says it’s a great idea: “My first response to the news was, ‘Great, get him in now’ because the man is a legend.

“It’s a great idea to get Kenny in because it would give the club a massive lift.

“Put it this way, if I was a young player again and a number of clubs wanted to sign me, if Kenny Dalglish came to me and asked me to sign for Liverpool then there is only one place I would go.”

Dalglish played for Liverpool between 1977-1990, scoring 118 goals in 355 appearances, also managing the club between 1985-1991.