Alan Hansen believes Kenny Dalglish's tactical nous has turned Liverpool's season around.
From being down in the lower reaches of the Barclays Premier League they are now pushing for Europe under the caretaker-manager.
Former Liverpool and Scotland defender Hansen believes his former team-mate deserves immense credit after stepping in following the departure of Roy Hodgson.
"For me the big thing has been the flexibility of the formations that Kenny has used and how players have adapted," Hansen told LFC Weekly.
"Kenny knows the game and he knows players, but also ingrained in him is the Liverpool way - the pass and move game that our club's success was based upon."
He added: "Right from the word go, as he has said himself, he wanted to see players passing and moving on the training ground. We're reaping the rewards of that already.
"I know I keep saying it, but as a club and a team there is still a long way to go.
"However, everyone who has seen Liverpool play over the last few months recognises that we are on the right lines and that is great to see after such a difficult first half of the season."
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