Liverpool Boss Kenny Dalglish Relishing Derby Intensity As Everton Make Visit For Anfield Homecoming

Posted by admin on Friday, 14 January 2011

59-year-old has special memories of facing Toffees.
New Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish admits that he could not have asked for a more fitting fixture for his return to Anfield than Sunday's clash with local rivals Everton.

The Anfield legend immortalised himself in the club's folklore after facing the Merseyside rivals as both a player and manager during his first spell in charge of the Reds.

Dalgish's final game in his previous stint as manager of the club was a 4-4 FA Cup draw against Everton in February 1991 - and the Scot is full of praise for what he sees as the best derby in football.

"The derbies in any city are special, and this one is probably more special than many others for very many good reasons," Dalglish told reporters on Friday.

"Until recently, the relationship between the fans has always been magnificent, something that sets Merseyside derbies apart from anywhere else.

"So it's a fantastic day for people and the city which can be proud of the heritage of the two football clubs. That's reflected when the two clubs play each other.

"We've got enormous respect for David Moyes and Everton and what they've done."