Coy Kenny thrilled with Gerrard

The Reds skipper has not featured for the Reds since their 3-1

victory over arch-rivals Manchester United on March 6. A niggling

groin problem has laid him low since then, with the problem

eventually requiring an operation. Gerrard is, however, well on the

road to recovery and Dalglish is hoping the England international

will be back in contention by the time the Reds get their 2011/12

campaign under way against Sunderland. He told the club’s official

website: “We start back Monday so we’ll see how everybody is then.

“Everything that has been done has been very positive for Steven so

we are just hoping for the best for him. “He deserves a bit of luck

on the injury front. “We won’t put him under any undue pressure.

All we’ll say is that everything has been fantastic so far.”

Dalglish has been relatively quiet in the transfer market so far

this summer, with Jordan Henderson the only arrival at Anfield. The

Reds are working hard, though, to bring further fresh faces on

board and keep their key men out of the clutches of a Premier

League rival. Dalglish added: “I wouldn’t mention anyone as a

target for us. “We are obviously trying to bring people in and

people are trying to take players from us. “We are not going to

speculate and be disrespectful and talk about other people at other

clubs. “Every manager I’ve seen interviewed on television has said

exactly the same thing. That’s the way it should be.”