Next season will be better for Liverpool, McAllister believes

Gary McAllister believes that despite the troubles currently surrounding his former club Liverpool, manager Kenny Dalglish will get things right next season and lead the Reds back towards Europe. The Reds have struggled to find any form this season and could finish 10th by the end of the campaign, which is not what Liverpool fans want.

Summer redevelopment saw big signings such as Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing, who have not played to their full potential, but McAllister believes that they will come good next season. The 47 year old spent two years at Anfield towards the end of his career and was part of that famous treble under Gerard Houllier in 2001. McAllister has fond memories of his time on Merseyside and hopes that his former club start to rediscover their form once again.

The former Scottish international said: “The way things are now, Liverpool could drift into the bottom half of the table. That is the true reflection. The table doesn’t lie. At the end of 38 games, it tells you a lot of things.”

McAllister also spoke about Andy Carroll and believes that the £35m signing from Newcastle is starting to learn the Liverpool way and things can only get better. Carroll scored in both the FA Cup semi-final and final for the Reds and McAllister expects him to push on.

“I think the likely thing to have happened is that the penny has now dropped for Carroll and he has now figured out how to play for Liverpool. I think that he has worked out that it maybe takes something a little bit different to shine there than at his previous team”, McAllister said.

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