Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish says fans are 'taken for granted'

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish thinks fans are "taken for granted" when authorities organise big events.

Liverpool supporters travelling to Wembley for the FA Cup final face a reduced ticket allocation, late kick-off time and transport difficulties.

"Sometimes that is the problem when fans are taken for granted - not just our fans but those at all football clubs," said Dalglish.

"It could have been made a bit easier for them, but they will get there."

Rail maintenance work on Network Rail lines over the bank holiday weekend mean only three trains will run between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston on 5 May, with no return journeys available.

Extra train services were provided from Liverpool for the FA Cup semi-final victory over Everton, also at Wembley.

Liverpool and Chelsea supporters have been allocated approximately 25,000 tickets each out of a 90,000 capacity for the game,external-link a drop of almost 7,000 per team from those available for the semi-finals.

Dalglish's side return to Premier League duty on Saturday when West Bromwich Albion travel to Anfield.

The match will be Roy Hodgson's first appearance at the ground since he left the club by mutual consent in January 2011 following a troubled six-month spell in charge.

Dalglish, who initially replaced the 64-year-old on a temporary basis, believes his opposite number can expect a warm reception.

"Roy is a fantastic man, with huge integrity and huge knowledge about football," he said.

"I am sure when he comes out of the tunnel he will be well received by the fans and he will get the respect the man deserves."

Dalglish's relationship with the club's owners has been highlighted recently after director of football Damien Comolli and head of sports science and medicine Peter Brukner were removed by the Fenway Sports Group.

"I do not know what the big deal is [about meetings with FSG]," Dalglish said. "If you run a football club, you talk to whoever you want.

"I do not see how it is a story that keeps coming up. They are your employers at the end of the day, and they are going to speak to you."