Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: Door is always open for Kenny Dalglish
Brendan Rodgers insists he's got ultimate respect for Kenny Dalglish and his door is "always open" for the ex-Liverpool boss
Brendan Rodgers has insisted “the door is always open” for Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool after he succeeded the former Scotland international at the Anfield helm last week.
Dalglish was sacked by Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group at the end of the season after the 61-year-old failed to guide the Reds back into the top four and secure Champions League football.
Although Rodgers, 39, is aiming to emulate the achievements of Dalglish and other Liverpool managers, the former Swansea City boss insisted he is not trying to compete with the three-time European Cup winner’s legacy at the club.
“I have the ultimate respect for Kenny Dalglish,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.
“My door is always open for Kenny Dalglish. This is his home. As chairman Tom Werner said, he is the heart and soul of this club.
“His love for this club is unrivalled. He is the best player in the history of this club. I am not here to win any race or competition. This guy is a legend in the game and here at Liverpool Football Club.
“But what I know is history judges you as a manager and hopefully in time people will look back at what I have achieved here and I can walk beside these people.
“But there is no way I can try and overtake someone like Kenny Dalglish. All I can do is be myself.
“That is all I’ve ever tried to be – to be a student of the game and be the very best I could. That has helped me make a meteoric rise as because of my work I’ve been able to get the opportunities.”
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