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Liverpool has rediscovered its old feel under Rodgers, says Dalglish

Liverpool legend says Anfield is feeling like the old days again.

Kenny Dalglish believes Liverpool has rediscovered the feeling it used to once have.

Brendan Rodgers' side could edge a step closer to a long-awaited Premier League title with victory over Manchester City this weekend and Dalglish insists that the Reds' on-field resurgence is not the only thing making an overdue return to Anfield.

The Kop legend rejoined the club earlier this season, barely 18 months after he was dismissed by owners Fenway Sports Group, as a non-executive director and believes the collective unity under Rodgers' stewardship has been a key factor in restoring the current sense of nostalgia.

"The club has got the feeling back that it used to have - and that's fantastic," he told Liverpoolfc.com.

"Everybody is in it together, and I think that's a fantastic asset that has been installed in the players. Brendan has done a fantastic job, bringing them all together and getting them all playing for and with each other.

"Off the pitch, the football club is very healthy as well. Everything is moving onwards and upwards, and hopefully it continues."

Dalglish has also hailed Steven Gerrard as a 'great example for everybody' at the club.

The 33-year-old continues widespread acclaim for his performances as Liverpool focus their efforts on a push for the title in the final weeks of the season and was today named in the shortlist for the league's Player of the Month alongside teammate Luis Suarez.

And Dalglish has added his backing to the array of tributes to the Reds and England captain.

He added: "He has been fantastic for the football club and he's a great example for everybody.

"He's a fantastic statesman; he has been unbelievably successful at this football club with what he's done, the amount of games he has pulled out of the mire, and the general way he conducts himself.

"He's really matured over the years; carrying the captaincy for Liverpool Football Club is quite an onerous job and I think he does it remarkably well.

"It's admirable the way he conducts himself and his interviews. What he does on the pitch is a shining example to everybody else round about him."

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