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Report: Liverpool Legend Dalglish Not Surprised Steven Gerrard Linked With Newcastle Job

Former Newcastle manager and Liverpool legend Sir Kenny Dalglish is not surprised that former Reds captain and Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has been linked with the top job at St James’ Park.

Dalglish On Respecting Steve Bruce

In his column for the Sunday Post, Dalglish was keen to point out that despite the speculation, respect should be paid to Newcastle's current manager Steve Bruce.

"I’m not surprised that Steven Gerrard has been linked with the Newcastle United job."

"But the first thing to say here is that, right now, Steve Bruce is manager of the club. We all need to respect that."

Newcastle United FC on Twitter_ _📺 Steve Bruce spoke to the media this morning ahead of #LIVNEW tomorrow._ _ Twitter

"We will have to wait and see what actually happens."

Dalglish went onto talk about his own experience at St James' Park.

Dalglish On Newcastle Fans

"I know from experience that Newcastle United is a brilliant football club, and they have passionate supporters."

"I was manager there for almost two years in the late 1990s. I really wanted to give the club the success it deserved, but we just couldn’t manage it."

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In respect of the speculation surrounding Gerrard moving to St James', Dalglish had his thoughts as to why this might be.

Dalglish On Steven Gerrard

"He has been fantastic for Rangers. He won their first SPFL Premiership title for 10 years in a crucial season, given Celtic were going for 10-in-a-row."

"He has also made some huge strides in European competition."

"That is why he is being linked with Newcastle United."

Steven Gerrard

LFCTR Verdict

The Premier League landscape has changed dramatically over the last week and it's going to be very interesting to see how events unfold in the North East at Newcastle.


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