Liverpool boss Dalglish has Houllier backing

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has the support of former Reds boss Gerard Houllier, with the Frenchman telling the Daily Mail that Dalglish needs more time to get things right at Anfield.

Houllier is quoted as saying: “There is too much expectation at Liverpool. 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.

Liverpool are currently seventh in the Premier League table, 13 points behind Tottenham Hotspur, who occupy the last Champions League qualification place. With just one win in their last six league games, the official Premier League website places Liverpool second-bottom of the form table, above only Wolverhampton Wanderers who are bottom of the Premier League itself.

Dalglish has however guided Liverpool to a first trophy since 2006, the Carling Cup, as well as the last four of the FA Cup where a semi-final with Merseyside rivals Everton awaits. Liverpool have beaten the Blues twice already this season, winning 2-0 at Goodison Park and 3-0 at Anfield. The winners of the fixture will meet either Spurs or Chelsea, who contest the other semi-final.

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