More backing for Roy

Former Blackburn assistant boss Tony Parkes has had his two cents worth in regard to Roy Hodgson’s appointment as new Liverpool manager, declaring his former boss the perfect man for the job.

Hodgson was unveiled at Anfield as Rafa Benitez’s successor last Thursday, a decision which has received mostly positive response and backing from fans, players and Reds legends.

And Parkes, who worked with Hodgson during his years at Blackburn Rovers between 1997 and 1998, says Hodgson is the perfect man to sheer the Liverpool ship.

“I think with the players he’s got to coach and work with at Liverpool, I think he’ll be the ideal manager,” Parkes told BBC Radio Merseyside.

“I think by coming back to this country he’s got some unfinished business.

“He started that at Fulham with players who are probably not as good as the players at Liverpool, without being too unkind to Fulham.

“He’s very experienced, he’s very determined and you’ll find that he doesn’t like certain things. His team talks are usually all about his own team and he mentions the opposition very little.

“It’s all about how his team will play and he has good knowledge and he’s a good tactician and I think the players will enjoy working with him.”