Former Newcastle boss Kenny Dalglish will NOT be the next Liverpool manager . but the former Scotland international says: "Liverpool have picked the right man". The new Liverpool manager is Roy Hodgson and he admits he is "honoured" to have been given the job at Anfield. Roy Hodgson: "This is the biggest job in club football and I'm honoured to be taking on the role of manager of Britain's most successful football club. "I look forward to meeting the players and the supporters and getting down to work at Melwood." One of the new manager's first major tasks will be to persuade the likes of captain Steven Gerrard and star striker Fernando Torres that they can have a successful future under him. The pair, along with midfielder Javier Mascherano, are the three big names who have all been linked with moves away this summer.