Liverpool duo rebukes Fergie
Liverpool greats Kenny Dalglish and Jamie Carragher have hit back at former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson for criticising the Merseyside club in his newly published autobiography.
In 'My Autobiography', released on Thursday, Ferguson said Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard "was not a top, top player" and questioned some of Dalglish's signings during his second spell as manager between 2011 and 2012.
He also described Liverpool's decision to publicly support striker Luis Suarez after he had been accused of racially abusing United left-back Patrice Evra as "ridiculous".
Dalglish, a former Liverpool player and manager who returned to the club as a non-executive director earlier this month, said he was "surprised" by his fellow Scot's remarks.
He also queried why Ferguson did not go into greater detail about his dispute with former United shareholder John Magnier over the ownership of the racehorse Rock of Gibraltar, which was eventually settled out of court.
"It's up to him what he says about United. It was his club," Dalglish wrote in a column in British newspaper The Daily Mirror.
"But I did find it interesting that he saw fit to dedicate an entire chapter of his book to Liverpool Football Club.
"I think a lot of people would have been interested to learn more about the Rock of Gibraltar story. But there were only a few words about the racehorse and the controversy that caused so much upset at United and was part of the reason for his fall-out with (former United captain Roy) Keane.
"Then he said that in his opinion the Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was not "a top, top player". Considering he tried to buy him, it's a strange statement straight away. Maybe he's bitter that Steven didn't want to go."