Gerrard vows to fight for Dalglish long-term

Steven Gerrard believes keeping Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager beyond the end of this season is the key to restoring the club back to it’s former glory days.

Gerrard has been impressed by Dalglish’s impact on the club so far following Roy Hodgson’s exit and the Scotsman’s appointment as caretaker boss until the summer, despite no wins so far.

Sunday’s Merseyside Derby saw Dalglish flag day at Anfield and a big lift of support and morale inside the club, whilst on the pitch there was a spirited performance from the Reds in a 2-2 draw.

This week the Reds have been linked to several high profile players to sign in the January transfer window, with fresh investment from new owners John Henry and Tom Werner. The future’s looking brighter.

Gerrard told LFC Weekly Magazine, “I want to do everything in my power to ensure that he stays here for a long time, beyond the initial six months.

“I’d love nothing better when the end of the season comes than for us to be on the back of a good run of results that ensures he gets the job full-time. That’s my short-term plan, to give everything I’ve got and all my energy to try to make that happen.

“I won’t lie. When Kenny rang to say he was coming back it was a big lift. I love Kenny as a person and I’ve certainly enjoyed the first few days we’ve had working with him. I can see a positive future for Kenny at the club.

“I think he’s the perfect person to get everyone moving in the right direction again. He’s the talisman at this club. His nickname, the King, says it all really. He’s the perfect manager and also person to bring it all together. It’s time to re-group and for us all to be pulling in the right direction because this season certainly hasn’t been good enough.”

Gerrard is suspended for this Saturday’s Premier League clash against Wolves, the third of his three match ban for his red card against Man Utd in the FA Cup last week.