Belfast Telegraph

Dalglish defends fantastic Wenger

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has leapt to the defence of rival Arsene Wenger, describing his Arsenal counterpart as "fantastic".

Wenger is currently under scrutiny as his bid to finally end the Gunners' trophy drought seems to be undermined by high-profile exits and a lack of prominent acquisitions.

But Dalglish told various newspapers: "For me, Arsene Wenger has been fantastic for the football club."

He added: "When they were in a bit of trouble, he guided them through it.

"He has always been a fantastic seller of players (Emmanuel) Petit, (Marc) Overmars, (Thierry) Henry, (Patrick) Vieira, (Nicolas) Anelka. He has also got the best value for his club when they needed help financially.

"If Arsene was good for them then, when he was bringing in trophies, the only thing missing now is trophies."

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