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Benitez backs Dalglish

Former Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has voiced his support for new Reds boss Kenny Dalglish.

Benitez left Anfield in June and endured a tough six-month stint with Italian and European champions Inter Milan, who sacked him on December 23.

The man who replaced Benitez at Liverpool, Roy Hodgson, had a torrid time in his spell at the club – also dismissed after just six months in charge and replaced by Dalglish, who Benitez said is a perfect fit for the club.

“It will be much better with Kenny because he knows the club and what the fans want,” Benitez told the BBC.

“He can talk with the players and they will feel and understand what it means to be a Liverpool player.”

“I think that Kenny has been a very good appointment and, hopefully, it will be successful.”

Dalglish is held in high esteem by the Liverpool faithful after winning eight top-flight titles there as a player and then manager from 1977 until 1991.

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