Injuries have deprived Kenny Dalglish of Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher and Andy Carroll, amongst others, at various points since he took over as caretaker manager in January.
It is testament to his ability that Liverpool have nevertheless embarked on their most consistent run of form this season, leading the Scot to praise the usually more peripheral members of his squad.
“Everyone in the squad is capable of playing in the first team,” he told The Guardian. “Those that haven’t played as much are very important to us and their attitude in the games they have played in the past has been superb.
“The strength of what lies behind (the first team) and their application when they do get an opportunity is an important thing.”
Henry denies Kenny talks.
Reports in yesterday’s media suggested that Kenny Dalglish was about to be offered a two year contract to manage Liverpool on a permanent basis and that the only potential stumbling block was his wish for longer.
However John W. Henry today told the Daily Telegraph that discussions about the length of contract had not taken place. Due to time constraints as they are busy in their respective roles, the extent of talks between the two has been the timing of further negotiations.
“The only discussion we’ve had has been with Kenny and that was solely concerning when we should begin discussions,” Henry said. “I wouldn’t anticipate any further comments until such discussions have commenced and we have something to announce. Any reports until then are purely speculation.”
Marveaux cool on Reds link.
Contrary to reports in the media, Sylvain Marveaux is not yet in the verge of signing a pre-contract agreement to join Liverpool when his Rennes deal expires this summer.
Speaking on Monday, Marveaux dismissed media speculation and claimed that his only interest was recovering from groin surgery to help Rennes to push for the Ligue 1 title.
“I never spoke to any English journalist and I do not understand why they wrote it,” the former France Under-21 international told L’Equipe. “Today I have still not decided which club I will play for next season.” Marveaux is clearly toying with whether or not to stay with his current employers. “When I have made my choice I will announce it,” he said.