Sir Alex was straight on the phone: Dalglish hails Ferguson for reaction after Hillsborough
12:36 GMT, 22 September 2012
Kenny Dalglish insists there will be no problem at Anfield when Liverpool meet Manchester United – and praised Sir Alex Ferguson for his actions immediately following the Hillsborough disaster.
Writing in his column in the Daily Mirror, the Anfield icon labelled sick chants about the Munich air crash and Hillsborough as 'absolutely scandalous'.
'Although there is no love lost between United and Liverpool, there is an underlying respect for each other, even though at times it might be through gritted teeth.
Old foes: Kenny Dalglish (left) and Sir Alex Ferguson have locked horns many times
'That’s why I don’t think there will be a problem at Anfield,' said Dalglish.
Ferguson has written a letter to United supporters attending the Premier League encounter. It will be presented to fans as they enter the turnstiles and is a final plea aimed at getting them to behave themselves.
And, although acknowledging the long-standing rivalry between the clubs, Dalglish was quick to praise his counterpart for his reactions 26 years ago.
'Some love him, some hate him, but when
something terrible happens, like Hillsborough, Alex is one of the first
asking what he can do,' he said.
Praise: Dalglish hailed Ferguson for his actions after Hillsbrough
And he also had a message for fans of both clubs who have chanted about the tragedies.
'These chants, on both sides, are absolutely scandalous,' he said.
'Unless they’ve actually been through something like that, they can have no comprehension of how difficult it is for the people involved and the families affected by these kind of tragedies,' he said.