Hansen talks about “distraught” Dalglish

Former Liverpool defender and television football pundit Alan Hansen believes Kenny Dalglish will be “distraught” after the Reds legend was sacked as manager of the club yesterday.

Dalglish’s second reign at Liverpool lasted just 16 months, with owners Fenway Sports Group deciding to move the club on and search for a new boss.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Hansen believes Dalglish should have been given more time.

He said, “Kenny will be shocked and distraught because he loved Liverpool Football Club and their supporters. Just walking through the door at Anfield gave him an extra spring in his step and he will feel fragile today about not being able to do that again as manager.

“And as his friend I know how much he put into the job. Even when he went back to work at the academy before becoming the manager again he put his heart and soul into it. I’d ring him for a chat on a Sunday and he would be down there. He just loved being at Liverpool.

“He was so enthusiastic about working with those kids and what he could pass on to them and how he could improve them and nobody could have worked harder when he was manager because he loved Liverpool so much.”

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