New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about following club icon Kenny Dalglish at Anfield.
The 39-year-old says he hopes that one day his own achievements will put him alongside the likes of the Scot, Bill Shankly and Bob Paisley.
He was speaking at a press conference following his confimation as the Reds' manager on Friday morning.
Kenny Dalglish was sacked just over a fortnight ago after the club finished eighth in the Premier League, 17 points adrift of the top four.
Rodgers said: "I will never replace Kenny Dalglish, that is the reality. I have so much respect for him. This is a guy who was voted the best player in the history of the club, a legend of a manager here and a fantastic man."
He added: "I can only be Brendan Rodgers and do the very best I can for the football club.
"What I want to do, is prove my worth, honesty and commitment to Liverpool. History judges you as the manager, that is the reality. I hope my history here will allow me to walk beside many of the great managers."
Rodgers was initially approached two weeks ago but refused to entertain the idea of being just another number in a long line of potential candidates owners Fenway Sports Group were sounding out.
He insisted he was not worried by his rejection of the Reds' advances and his confidence in his own ability bore fruit when they returned a second time with a much more positive message.