Dalglish favoured to return to Reds

LIVERPOOL - Former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson believes Anfield icon Kenny Dalglish would be the ideal choice to replace Rafael Benitez as manager on an interim basis.

LIVERPOOL - Former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson believes Anfield icon Kenny Dalglish would be the ideal choice to replace Rafael Benitez as manager on an interim basis.

Benitez left Liverpool yesterday after his six-year reign ended following a breakdown of talks with the club's hierarchy.

Former Liverpool boss Dalglish, who is the Reds' academy director, is the favourite to take over almost 20 years after his first spell in charge.

Dalglish won the double as Liverpool player-manager in 1986, as well as adding two more league titles in 1988 and 1990.

Lawrenson, who played with Dalglish during Liverpool's glory days in the 1980s, is convinced he can restore confidence at the crisis-hit club. "I would have thought Kenny would be heavily involved - not just in choosing the manager but holding the fort in the meantime." - Sapa-AFP

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