Dalglish happy to be Liverpool boss

Kenny Dalglish has stated that he is happy to be Liverpool manager, despite the turbulent last 12 months under his stewardship.

The Merseyside club have had a controversial 2011-12 so far, with Luis Suarez given an eight-match ban for racially abusing Patrice Evra, and an Anfield supporter arrested for insulting Oldham defender Tom Adeyemi due to his race.

With the sale of Kop icon Fernando Torres and the inconsistency of replacement Andy Carroll it has not been positives for the Scottish coach over the last year, but he has stated that he is happy at the club.

“When I came in, I said it’s an honour to come back to Liverpool and I’m a lucky guy to be asked back, and those two things still apply for me now, one year on,” Dalglish told Mirror Football.

“I don’t look too unhappy to be back, do I? I am a lucky boy to be back, and if you think you’re lucky to be back, then you’re not going to be unhappy.

“As I said at the time it was unfortunate circumstances for Roy Hodgson, but I am back, and I am very pleased I came back.

“There were one or two surprises in store for myself that we didn’t anticipate, but we got through that and had a strong finish to last season.

“In the summer we brought in a lot of players and more went out than came in. You can see the progression that’s been made on the pitch. We’ve had a decent start to this season.

“It’s been hectic and a bit eventful at times but I wouldn’t have changed it. I’m delighted to be here and happy with the way things are going,” he concluded.

Liverpool travel to take on Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night in the first leg of the Carling Cup.

By Gareth McKnight