Hodgson deserves respect - Dalglish
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has praised predecessor Roy Hodgson and has urged fans to respect him when he returns to Anfield.
Hodgson lasted six months with the Merseysiders last season before owners Fenway Sports Group dispensed with his services after a disappointing first half to the campaign. By the end of his spell fans had completely turned against him and on several occasions the Kop chanted the name of Dalglish to only increase the pressure on the Englishman. Hodgson was the man the previous regime of Tom Hicks and George Gillett went for after excluding Dalglish from being a candidate but the Scot bears no ill-feeling to his opposite number ahead of this weekend's game against West Brom. "Roy is a fantastic man with huge integrity and knowledge about football and someone I have total respect for," the Liverpool manager said. "I don't know how Roy saw it but my view is he is still the same person, he still has the same knowledge, he has still had the same career and he added to it by managing this club (Liverpool). "When he comes out of the tunnel on Sunday I am sure he will be well received by our fans and they will give him the respect the man deserves. Anyone who has managed this club gets the respect from the fans they deserve."