By Ian Cruise
Steve Nicol has told talkSPORT David Moyes would be a great choice as Liverpool manager – although he insists the club already had the right man in charge.
The Anfield club are looking for a successor for Kenny Dalglish, who was sacked last week, and the former Scottish international defender thinks the Everton boss would be a perfect fit.
He told Extra Time: “I would have no problem with David Moyes. He’s a fantastic manager. We talk about having the tools to do the job, and here’s a guy who’s had to work with blunt instruments, shall we say, and every year he keeps doing it.
“I would have no problem with him getting the job.”
A number of managers have been linked with the Anfield post, but Nicol believes it’s vital the new man has the necessary experience to be a success.
“You can’t walk into Liverpool as an apprentice, so to speak. Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers have had good years, but that’s all it is. There’s a big difference between staying in the Premier League and looking to pick up points here and there, and being expected to pick up three points wherever you go.
“It’s a different ball game and I hope it’s an experienced manager with a proven track record.”
The Fenway Sports Group dismissed Dalglish following their worst league season for more than 40 years, but Nicol feels that was a big error of judgement.
Nicol said: “Kenny’s devastated and it’s a huge mistake. There’s a lot more to a football club then just winning games.
“Over the last ten years at Liverpool, it’s just been a lot of foreign guys coming in and out, getting their money, winning a few games and then see you later.
“When I was at Liverpool it was about the club and it was a special place to play and the thing that will sadden Kenny the most is he was trying to get that feeling back at the club from top to bottom, where everyone is as important as the next person.”