The 59-year-old admits he is "a lucky boy" to be handed the job until the end of the season after Roy Hodgson paid the price for poor results and an even poorer relationship with fans just six months after replacing Rafael Benitez.
And, after the club's worst start to a season since 1953/54 - when they were relegated - even Dalglish accepts he cannot instantly turn back time to the glory days he used to enjoy both on the pitch and in the dugout.
"All I would say is I'm going to do the best I possibly can to try to help the club, but everybody has to pull in the same direction," said the Liverpool legend on www.lfc.tv.
"There's no point not being a unified unit. If we pull in different directions we won't get anywhere.
"We won't always be successful, and to be perfectly realistic, I think we have to say `Let's just start walking before we run'."