Ex-Red calls for Dalglish intervention

21 October 2010

Former Liverpool defender Dominic Matteo has suggested that the club should replace embattled manager Roy Hodgson with someone like Kenny Dalglish who has closer ties to Anfield.

Despite only arriving this summer as Rafael Benitez’s successor, Hodgson has endured a torrid start to life as Liverpool boss, with Sunday’s dismal 2-0 Merseyside derby defeat leaving the Reds languishing in 19th place in the Premier League.

Speaking exclusively to Sport.co.uk, Matteo stated his belief that handing the reigns to someone like Dalglish could prove to be a good temporary measure until a big name manager can be found.

He said: “I feel a bit sorry for Roy Hodgson – he’s taken on a tough job and he hasn’t signed that many players, although he has signed a few that I personally wouldn’t call Liverpool players.

“He’s got a tough job and you’d like to see him being given a bit more time but maybe it’s time to bring someone in who’s a bit closer to the club.

“Maybe someone like Dalglish for the time being until they can get a big name in to manage the club properly.”

Click here to read Sport.co.uk’s interview with Dominic Matteo in full.