Meireles: Everybody loves Kenny

The Portugal star’s debut season has been a disappointing one

generally for the club, although individually there have been a

number of positives – the 27-year-old’s swift adaptation to the

Premier League being one. Meireles, who was named PFA Fans player

of the year on Thursday, admits he and the likes of fellow new

arrivals Luis Suarez and Andy Carroll still have a lot to prove.

But he believes their progress under boss Kenny Dalglish, who has

still to agree a permanent contract having taken over from Roy

Hodgson in January, will be better. “We all want to improve and

bring success to this club,” he said. “In the future we will see a

better Suarez, a better Andy Carroll and a better Raul Meireles I

hope. “It’s a pleasure to play for Kenny. He is a fantastic manager

and everybody loves him. “He knows a lot about football and it’s

great for me to work with Kenny. “He has encouraged us to play good

football and he has given us a belief that every time we go out on

the pitch we can win. “We still believe we can qualify for the

Europa League and win every game between now and the end of the

season. “I know we are depending on the results of other teams but

we just need to win every game. “If we do our job well then I think

we will have a good chance of qualifying.”