Dalglish - I owe Liverpool
Kenny Dalglish feels he needs to repay Liverpool for the opportunities they have given him after insisting the club is bigger than any individual.
Last Updated: 05/05/12 11:29am
Kenny Dalglish feels he needs to repay Liverpool for the opportunities they have given him after insisting the club is more important than any individual.
Kop legend Dalglish was appointed Liverpool manager for a second time in January 2011 following the departure of Roy Hodgson, having spent six years in charge at Anfield earlier in his career.
Dalglish also enjoyed phenomenal success with the club as a player and has so far won 21 major trophies for Liverpool.
He has a chance to make it 22 when the Reds face Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup on Saturday, but Dalglish is adamant Liverpool owe him nothing.
He said: "It is not about me. I owe the football club a lot more than they owe me.
"I will always feel that - because it's Liverpool FC, for the opportunities they have given me. The football club is always more important than any one individual and I'm no different.
"I was lucky to get back in. It was unfortunate for Roy Hodgson, but someone's misfortune is someone else's good fortune.
"I've always said if I can help the football club in any way, shape or form I would always be there to help.
"That's all I've done - if you think I'm helping, then fine."
Success in the FA Cup would provide Liverpool with a second piece of silverware this season, having already lifted the Carling Cup after beating Cardiff in February.
Dalglish has always insisted that winning two cups would show Liverpool are progressing, but he appreciates their Premier League campaign has not been good enough.
The Reds have struggled for consistency all season and currently occupy eighth place, three points adrift of Merseyside rivals Everton.
Dalglish said: "We would love to have done better in the league but you can't take away from the performances in the cups. If we get the league performances right, then next season will be good.
"We've done brilliantly in the cups and you can't underestimate that. But everyone knows we have not done what we expected ourselves in the league, let alone what anyone else expected and that's a disappointment.
"At the end of the season, we can analyse what we have done, see if it's good, bad or indifferent and take it from there.
"But getting to the FA Cup final is a great achievement - and so was winning the Carling Cup."