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Dalglish impressed with Reds partnerships

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Dalglish's has built a capable squad during the summer. (©GettyImages)
Dalglish's has built a capable squad during the summer. (©GettyImages).

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has praised his much changed squad for how they've knitted together in a short space of time.

Dalglish has brought in nine new players since his began his second spell in charge at Anfield, changes which have sparked a turn around in the club's domestic form.

Now genuine contenders for a Champions League spot, the likes of Stewart Downing and Jose Enrique have excellent on the left-hand side, while Charlie Adam and Lucas' understand in the middle has contributed to the club's impressive start to the season.

"The squad is the most important thing, then it becomes the team then the partnerships between people on the pitch and their understanding and getting to know each other," he said.

"They get to know the idiosyncrasies of each individual player and their team-mates; for Jose and Stewart I don't think it is any different from any other pairing on the pitch.

"The more they play and train together the better their understanding will be.

"There have been a few new players coming in so it might take them a little bit of time to understand it but I think some of the football they have played up to now has been fantastic for them.

"Stewart fills in if Jose goes forward but that is only part of their relationship and it is the same all over the pitch, there are relationships to be bedded in.

"To their credit they have done it a lot quicker than a lot of people would have expected."

The form of Enrique, one of seven summer signings, has caught the eye, with the Spaniard an ever present for Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.

"He got thrown in at the deep end against Sunderland," Dalglish added.

"Maybe that was a blessing in disguise for him being thrown in as soon as he did as he didn't have much time to think about it," said the Scot.

"He has certainly played very well for us but I think he has to concentrate on getting a game for us first and then he can worry about Spain.

"If he gets called for I don't think there is any level in the game that he couldn't play well at."

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