Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier has given his full support to Kenny Dalglish to steer the Reds in the right direction of glory, and says there is far too much expectation at the club.
Houllier, who was replaced by Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2004, believes Dalglish has had a lot of problems to unpick during his first year back in the Anfield hot seat.
He says winning the Carling Cup this season has been a bright sign to a turnaround of fortunes on Merseyside following a turbulent few years of no trophies and financial problems.
“The League Cup is a good sign for the future,” said the Frenchmen. “I think Dalglish is heading in the same direction, just give him some time.
“Liverpool need another year to kick in. They have had a lot of recruitment done and a lot of problems, so give him some time. There is too much expectation at Liverpool – they expect you to win the Champions League every year.
”But the obsession is the league. Rafa finished second and I finished second once but, for all the cups we won, they wanted us to win the league.”