Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish says manager Jurgen Klopp needs to be given the time which Manchester United afforded to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Dalglish thinks the German coach will lead the Merseyside club to success, but he need to given time to build the side, just like Ferguson was at the start of his long and prosperous period in charge at Old Trafford.
The 66-year-old former striker was a legend for the Reds during his playing days and is also the last manager to bring the league title to Anfield, back in 1990.
With Liverpool sitting in seventh place in the league, seven points behind joint leaders Manchester United, who they face this Saturday, Klopp has a lot of work to do if he is to replicate the Scottish manager.
However, Dalglish is positive about the future and things his old club are on the right track under Klopp.
He told the ‘Liverpool Echo’: “I think they have the perfect guy for the football club.
“In all the matches I’ve seen this season, they’ve certainly done enough to win. If the players believe in themselves, they will certainly turn it around. There is nothing better than starting that on Saturday.”
Dalglish also highlighted that it took his compatriot Ferguson a few seasons before his United side started to assert their dominance.
“Fergie never did it in the 80s,” said Dalglish.
“They allowed him some grace and I am sure they are delighted they did. They never lived to regret it.
“I think it is society. If you want to know something you go on your phone and type the question and within 30 seconds you have the answer.
“People are used to the instant answer or solution but it doesn’t work in football. A wee bit of patience doesn’t go amiss for anyone who wants to be successful.
“If you buy well enough and spend well enough, then you can compete.
“You don’t have to do it in one transfer window, it may take four or five, but no matter. It took Fergie a long time to do it at Man Utd, so I don’t see what the impatience is about at other places.”