Rafa backs Dalglish for Anfield

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Former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has backed Kenny Dalglish to succeed him in the Anfield hot seat.

Benitez left the club earlier this month after a season of bad form and mounting pressure.

Since his departure, Fulham boss Roy Hodgson and former Reds striker and manager Dalglish have emerged as favourites for the job.

And Benitez says Dalglish has his full support for the position.

“I think they should look at Kenny Dalglish,” he said in The Guardian. “He is the best man for the job. The owners should listen to the fans because they are unhappy. No one knows the club better than Dalglish and he would be perfect there. He wants the job and in my opinion should get it.”

Benitez added that it was a tough decision to walk out of the club, signing in as the new Inter Milan boss just days later.

“It was difficult to leave Liverpool after six years working there. I had amazing times there,” he said. “Also my daughter is seven, she lived most of her life there. It’s not easy but things changed so I needed to move and I had the perfect opportunity to come to Inter. The club was fantastic, the fans amazing so it was a really sad day when I had to go but things changed so it was obvious I had to do it.”

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