Kenny Dalglish jokes that goalline technology may come in before he is offered full-time contract at Liverpool

The Reds boss also moved to praise Luis Suarez after his side leapfrogged Tottenham into a Europa League qualifying spot with a 3-0 win over Newcastle at Anfield

Kenny Dalglish has joked that goalline technology could be brought in by the football authorities before he is offered a contract to become Liverpool manager on a full-time basis.

The Scot has transformed the Reds’ season since replacing Roy Hodgson on a temporary basis on January 9 taking them from 12th to a Europa League spot following a 3-0 victory over Newcastle on Sunday, after which they leapfrogged Tottenham.

Speaking to reporters after the win at Anfield, Dalglish was asked whether he was three games away from securing a contract, and replied: "I don't know. I've never asked - maybe goalline technology will be in first! We'll just keep going and see what we get. They've got this far because of how hard they've worked. They've done ever so well in training and they've brought that on to the pitch."

The Reds boss insisted that technology has to be considered more thoroughly by Fifa, having seen Frank Lampard awarded a goal against Spurs on Saturday despite the entire ball appearing to have not crossed the line.

When asked about the incident, Dalglish said: “As for using technology, I don't know why everyone is stubbornly against it. When competitions are that important you deserve the best you can get.

"I don't see any reason why it can't be there. I'm sure it has been tested somewhere."

Dalglish also moved to praise striker Luis Suarez, who scored Liverpool’s third and won the penalty for the Reds’ second goal against Alan Pardew’s side on Sunday.

He said: "Luis is always getting in there and is always a threat and it fell kindly for him in the box and he stroked away.

"It is just reward for the work he put in on the pitch."

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