"It’s all very well and good having ideals, but it doesn’t matter where your squad comes from. It’s the quality that’s the most important. There’s no one who will get a game here if I have to make the decision because of where they are born. The greatest priority for everyone is your ability and we have been delighted by what we have seen of the academy. Obviously we have to be careful, too. I don’t want to put a wet blanket on it, but we have to make sure we don’t get too carried away. What was it Big [Alan] Hansen said?"
- Kenny Dalglish on Liverpool’s youngsters and their ‘supporting’ role in FSG’s future plans
Hahaha the last line! :)) Not one to miss an opportunity to tease Alan Hansen our Kenny.
In the article Kenny also thanks Rafa for bringing in Pep Segura and Rodolfo Borrell, who obviously had much to do with the academy’s massive improvement… the press often forget this. And what was it that Uncle Woy said? ;-)
Chuffed that our youngsters are getting some recognition, though they’re young lads still, I want them to enjoy their football and concentrate on improving their game without the burden of overstated expectations.
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