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Dalglish to get final say on transfers

Liverpool's director of football strategy, Damien Comolli, insists Kenny Dalglish will have authority over the club's transfer plans during his time as manager.

Dalglish, who returned to the club following the departure of Roy Hodgson on Saturday, is set to take charge of Liverpool until the summer in a bid to get their season back on track.

The owners brought Comolli in to help shape the club's transfer strategy and, although Dalglish appears to be a short-term appointment, he will have the final say over any new arrivals this month.

"I think it is great for the club and from a personal point of view because the short time I've been here I have exchanged ideas with Kenny on the academy side," he said. "We have spoken about how we will work and we have been talking all the time and exchanging ideas.

"As I have always said, if Kenny is not happy with a player we think could make the team better, or if he thinks it is not the right timing, it will always be down to the manager to say he is not happy.

"We haven't even had a chance to discuss the transfer window with Kenny because of everything that has happened.

"We have been working on it [a transfers list] with Roy and the owners and I need to update Kenny on what has been going on, but I don't know if there will be any activity because it is a very complicated market and we have to be very careful what we do."

Dalglish does not expect the owners to interfere with the recruitment process.

"I am sure the owners have an opinion about the football club, they own it so they are entitled to, but that is why they put Damien in his position and me in mine," Dalglish said. "They will leave it in our hands as to whether we need players or not."


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