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Kenny Dalglish Tipped For Liverpool Return In Ambassadorial Role

Brendan Rodgers has said he is open to a Liverpool return for Kenny Dalglish, following talks between the Anfield legend and John W Henry, the principal owner who sacked the Scot as manager last summer.

Henry and the chairman, Tom Werner, attended the Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield on Monday and stayed on to discuss the summer's transfer plans with the Liverpool manager. "We talked about a number of issues involving the club," said Rodgers. "Like us all, they want us to be better next year. They want us to improve, and we have to improve."

The Liverpool hierarchy also met Dalglish at a hotel in the city centre, increasing the likelihood of the Scot returning to the club in a possible ambassadorial role. Rodgers confirmed: "It's something I want to do for next season across the club, which is get former players involved. With the likes of Carra [Jamie Carragher] moving on in the summer, I want to look around and see people with a link to the past. We will be looking to do that in a number of areas, whether that be through coaching or ambassadorial roles. There's nothing concrete [on Dalglish] at the moment."

Rodgers insisted he has no concerns over a popular former manager like Dalglish working in the background at Liverpool. He added: "If I was only worried about myself then maybe having people around with great histories would worry me. But it doesn't one bit. I want to get people back involved in the club that supporters and kids have an identity with. That just can't be me.

"This club is full of great legends like Alan Kennedy, who works at Anfield on match days, Rushy, Jan Molby, John Aldridge; all great guys around the place. That doesn't intimidate me, I enjoy speaking with these people. It's very important that if we are one of the great football families in the world, then you have to have members of that family here. I stressed to the owners in our meeting that this is something I want to push forward in the summer."

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by Andy Hunter, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 19th April 2013 22.30 Europe/London

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