Kenny relishing reunion with Roy

Hodgson will come up against his former employers for the first

time since he left Anfield in January after just over six months in

charge. Much of the pre-match focus has centred on Hodgson coming

up against his old side, but Dalglish insists the spotlight should

be on the game and not the experienced tactician. “Roy hasn’t got

anything to prove to anybody,” said Dalglish. “If you say he has

extra motivation then you are doubting the man’s integrity and

implying he never had enough motivation before. “It’s Liverpool

versus West Brom and we’ll face a team that has been prepared by

Roy. I don’t have a problem with that. It’ll be nice to see him

again. “West Brom were tough to beat here when Roberto (Di Matteo)

was in charge. They played very well here. We won 1-0 but it was a

very difficult game. “Roy brings his own management style to the

club and they have done well since he went in there. We are looking

forward to the game and it will be nice to see Roy again. “I have

great respect for him as I said when I came in here and that isn’t

going to change now that we are playing against each other. “So for

me, the game is about Liverpool against West Brom and that’s the

way I’ll go into it. I’ll see an old friend of mine standing in the

opposite dugout. “Everyone knows he’s an excellent coach so we know

what to expect. We know how they will play so it’s up to us to be

better than them on the day.”