Dalglish wanted Reds boss job

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has admitted he wanted to replace Rafa Benitez at Anfield when the Spaniard left the club this summer.

The former Reds player and manager, speaking in the serialisation of his new book, Dalglish says “I had to let them (the board) know my real views. I wanted the job. I couldn’t miss the opportunity.”

“One day, I was in a meeting with Christian and the chairman, Martin Broughton, and I formally put my name forward.”

Sadly for Kenny, and a large amount of Liverpool fans who wished to see the Scotsman back in charge, the club’s board did not share the same opinion. “They explained they had different plans for me, a position with greater longevity.”

Dalglish writes of his desire to help the club he loves, and how the club can always count on his support.

Read more from this extract here (The Mirror).