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5/14/2012 01:00:00 pm

Confirmed: Dalglish flies to Boston for crunch talks with FSG...

Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish and his Assistant, Steve Clarke, have flown to Boston for crunch talks with FSG.

Dalglish and Clarke were originally due to submit written reports to account for Liverpool's atrocious league season, but after yesterday's defeat at Swansea - the club's 14th league loss of the season - it seems that the review meeting has been moved up. According to my source:

* Dalglish and Clarke left Heathrow last night for Boston Logan Airport.

* A meeting with John Henry and Tom Werner is scheduled to take place sometime today.

Whatever the outcome of the review meeting, the sooner everything is resolved, the better. If a new manager is to come in, then he'll need as much time as possible over the summer to assess things and prepare for the new season, and the same applies if Dalglish is to stay on.

EDIT: Also confirmed by The Telegraph now.



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DanieRed said...

Kenny and his whole backroom has to pay the ultimate price, he has to go.  I appeal to all our loyal supporters to stand and declare loyalties to LFC not Kenny.

JustSaying said...

So it has come to this. Let hope things getting better for LFC after this. A team keep crumbling would take a long time to rebuild and I hope is not LFC to fall.

Hadi16 said...

pls get RAFA with roberto martinez

John said...

haha according to YOUR source!

Philip Dean said...

Its a long way to go to get sacked but thats business i suppose.  I am still wanting KD to have another season as I believe that some one should be given time and allowed to hang themselves if it goes all bad and also on the other bring success if possible. cutting a manger when there is still a 50/50 split between fans makes it bad. The 50% calling for KD's head this year will be the 50% backing a new manager if he fails next year and saying things like' its his first season, give him time' and likewise the other 50% who still wanted KD will be on the back of the new manager if he does not achieve 4th in his first season. TO be honest if KD stays then at least all the players that are good will stay, if he goes, it may just be the excuse surez, skrtel, agger, renia, kuyt maxi need to say, I am not staying for another supposed 5 yr plan. Dalglish should get no money but shoudl instead havr to do deals by selling and playing youth, this means if another manager is needed next year they have considerable funds. In conclusion, if liverpool do get rid of KD and do not install someone that will dramatically improve our results and get us into top 4 next season, well you know where the blogs will be going and the ones who wanted the change will have be the ones who will be hypocritically having to defend a manager that would of achieved exactly the same as KD, this is why i want KD for another year, if he fails he is out and 100% will move on, if he is succesfull well we will never need to utter such negativity and we can all eat humble pie!

Mali341 said...

HHope its a one way ticket

OriginalChan said...

Hope he jumps before he is pushed (No, I do not mean jump off the plane and commit suicide!)

Ramesh Cassie said...

bring back benitez or martin o neil, kenny had his break, maybe give him clarkes post as 2 ic to benitez

TrueFan said...

You need to show some respect! You aren't a loyal or real Liverpool fan. You are a fake that is stabbing someone in the back that has given his heart and soul to the club over the past 30 odd years. The players should shoulder most of the responsibility this season for underperforming due to a lack of bottle.  You're a disgrace! Go join Man United and their fake clan!

Tom said...

i was sure kenny was playing a legends match at anfield..

Kaleem said...

What if your source is wrong?

Paul said...

 Yes KD has to go, his tactics have been shocking all season! But Seriously RAFA!!!! How short is your memory! Do you remember the final season under Rafa!!! Just about as bad as they are now! Only we finished a place lower this season! It should be anyone but KD or RB in there!

Gerconroy said...

i think it's inevitable he'll leave now. Face to face summit in boston?

Grewster said...

Understand where you are coming from, but for me, KD was supposed to bring the passion back.  Last year after Roy he did a good job of getting everyone to play together.  Yet this has been lost since, and the team spirit and desire has dropped off a cliff since 2012.  All for giving time, but failure to maintain spirit when that is supposed to be what you are bringing to the party, means that I don't feel the KD can turn it round.

Jbl4776 said...

So we should start again with a new manager?? How long will that take to come to fruition? Rafa is not the answer and Martinez has won a couple of games against big teams with a rubbish side and finished 3 places above the relegation zone. He is not a saviour. We should get behind our club AND our manager or we will end up like Chelsea having a new boss every 5 minutes. We have had some bad luck in the league this season BUT we have finished with some silverware and 3 trips to Wembley. A few additions to the squad and we will be fine!

Cheesey_1 said...

The night of the long knives beckons.
May make page 54 of the Boston Herald.

Reason said...

Yes King Kenny is a Liverpool legend but has messed up things at the club.He can not be allowed to mess up things further,the owners should allow the King to revert back to the junior role.Next season Kenny should not take charge of the team.

Cheesey_1 said...

why would a young progressive manager like Martinez want to be involved with someone like Rafa, he is responsible for the foundations of  the ultimate demise which Hodgson and Dalglish have just carried on.

Owenllewellyn said...

I can't believe I support the same club as some of the people on here your so fickle. Your displaying the attitude of a Chelsea fan. WE ARE NOT A PLASTIC CLUB. Anyone calling for Kenny's head ought hold theirs down, You say that the standard isnt there and it probably aint but you morons are judging the king on a standard that he has vastly contributed to. Times have change and it's always been said that it would take a few years to achieve but yet you still call for heads to roll, even Kenny's. Go support Chelsea!

Lfcred said...

kenny has played for the club and is a winner who knows the meaning of the word winner. yes we feel pain and he feels it more. so which one of you clowns know what it means to be a winner..none of yous poms know dedication. i do im a greek in australia with the lfc emblem welded on my electric sliding gate..thats right bitches., emblem welded to my gate all the way on the other side of the world darwin australia..why cause i am a sick -unt and follow your club with a pasion. kenny is liverpools FERGERSON>

Jaymcgrath90 said...

It would not be tolerated at ANY other big club in the World, or even at a small club, so WHY is failure and ineptitude accepted at Liverpool? its a loser mentality! Dalglish, Clarke and the entire first team coaching staff need to be sacked, and the bulk of the playing squad need to be transfer listed, FSG sort it out!!!.

smurfy said...

but who else, realistically!  rafa, two holding midfielders at home. no thanks!

ShammasUSA said...

It's time for a change. Dalglish did all he could do but it did not work out. I have not seen liverpool play like this for a very long time and that hurts all liverpool fans. It's not paying the price but for the best interest of the club. I for one do not see any hope for those below par players who have to be changed as well. It's no use beating a dead horse.

Abhishek Karmakar said...

An emblem welded on your gate is nothing.

Jaimie K said...

It's possible, but I doubt it.

Lfc4life said...

Please no matin o Neil , rafa or daglish to have one. More season

Rejuperf said...

Jamie K you ever actually been to Liverpool though lol.

Andy said...

We made the Europa League semis. Aquilani started playing well towards the end. It wasn't that bad :)

Andy said...

Whatever the case Dalglish is not the answer.

Andy said...

God, you're an embarrassment to Australians. 

OriginalChan said...

Like City have done sometimes this season? with De Jong-Barry, with Yaya ahead

joy said...

I think owner are in difficult position here,bcz even if they sack our king kenny!!,there are no better manager available this time...so may b just may b they will retain him...but surely this is the worst season 4 lfc..its utter reality...& king kenny still bemoaning his imagenery progresss..
so i personaly preffer kenny has to go..but time will tell us...

Jaimie K said...

Many times.  I only live 3 hours away.  Admittedly, I don't to games as much as I used to. Part of the reason is to protest against football greed, but since my stalker (2 years and counting) posted pictures of me online, I've been recognised in the stands (on two occasions) by a couple of irate fans who hate this site (probably RAWK members). It was just typical mouthy yobs, but things could've gotten out of hand. 

JustSaying said...

 Have forgotten Benitez is waiting for the Liverpool job and half of the squad is sign by him and willing to accept him if he wish to be back. The only problem is the fans most of the local fans wish Kenny to stay. That the dilemma for the owner now.

Quills53 said...

i will despair for Liverpool  if Kenny gets the sack,we will hire another and sack him in 12 months if we dont get CL-what are we becoming?

Ben said...

You have to consider all the crap that was going on behind the scenes in Rafa's last season(s)!! Tom and Jerry were still here causing loads of trouble and the football suffered!

Saying that I don't think its a good idea to go backwards and I am all for getting Martinez in if Kenny goes. Would be strange to have a manager who has a 'normal' relationshp with the media for a change!! Well until the anti-Liverpool brigade get their claws out for him as well!!!!!!

Nick said...

 they have it up on other news sites to so i doubt to

Bored said...

Shut up you retard!

Nick said...

to your gate u say wow fan of the year...............

Xxcell2010 said...

I seriously think KD will send us downwards the league table than upwards. I
try to imagine the pain FSG has to go through after throwing so much
money but getting the club backwards. Nothing against KD but he is
clearly not the man to manage any elite EPL club, LFC being one of them.
He should take on an ambassador role for LFC and nobody will complain
about it, in fact I think every LFC fan will be happier if he does so. I don't think anyone here would like to see SD running down the flank and JH guarding the midfield again next season, do we? If we do, what is our target for next season, beating Everton FC in the league table will definitely be one of the target, they are 4 points ahead of us this season. I'll keep my fingers crossed for FSG to get a new world class manager for next season.

Robin197 said...

It is not 'plastic' to believe that Kenny is not the right person to take the club forward from where we are now. Most of us who feel that it is time to have a new manager are not knee-jerk reacting but considering this carefully. What distresses me is that Kenny seems to think that everything is down to bad luck. I was embarrassed when he referred to the the refereeing 'conspiracy' a few weeks ago. It is these things that make me feel it is time to change. I always felt it was just a short-term idea to have Kenny back, though I never thought there would be some of the performances we have seen at Anfield this season, so now I feel 18months is right rather than 30 months. I believe we do need a really long-term prospect now. I really do like the idea of Martinez. He is learning fast, and if he was appointed, I admit he would need time to continue to learn at Anfield, but I think he has the quality to bring real success and give us a bit of PR credibility too with the Press. Those who complain that he has not yet managed at the highest level, Shankly came from Huddersfield... I write this with deep respect for Kenny. FSG should retain him, of course, but in an ambassador capacity because he loves the club so much.

Richh81 said...

@ philip dean......what the hell are you on about mate? Its because of the almighty KD that players like kuyt & maxi want to leave, he plays the AWFUL hendo & downing instead of proven scorers & work horses like the afore mentioned 2 & this is the big problem with the angry scot! He wont accept responsibility for the shit he signed (yes he did, commoli just did the dogs work, they were KD's targets!) & players like kuyt get the odd game here & there, i dont blame them for wanting to leave, i just hope coates doesnt get f*cked off as well, why play carra when there's nothing to play for in the league? Coates should've been blooded towards the end of this season as carra (great servant he has been) is past his best, too slow & responsible for a few goals that shouldnt have been, the tactics (or lack of them) & not using some of the clubs hungry youngsters is the main reason i want to see the back of KD, not taking responsibility for the shite that arrived in the summer, the suarez saga & the teams demise the other reasons!

Abhishek Karmakar said...

So what now? Appoint Martinez and sack him if he doesn't make top 4? If we go with a young manager, he should be given at least 3 years at the least to get us into the top 4. The fans need to lower their expectations.

Happyred7 said...

Getting rid of three managers in as many years is not the answer ,People want instant sucsess ,that will not happen with the budget liverpool has to spend on players , how many millions did it take to pay rafa hodgson and kenny of fif he goes  , this money should be getting spent on players ,,things take time , i would give kenny at least anouther year. 2 finals in his first season back i dont call that bad , league position was awfull i admit ,,,but the first half of the season we played some boss football ,,how many times have we hit the woodwork ...some would say the luck just hasnt been with us this season.

Red or Dead said...

Maybe you should sell your gates and donate the money to your home country of Greece??!! If you get 50 dollars you'd more than double their GDP!!

Nick said...

ALRIGHT!!!!! Finally some good news!!!!!!!!

Septimus_severus said...

yeah losing to West Brom, Fulham at home is ok.
Worst league form in 50 years yeah no problem we are making progress right ?

Quill I'm not sure why your worried about Dalglih going he's been this season the WORST MANAGER we've had in 25 years FACT.
Look at the table.
This is 2012 not 1984 THINGS HAVE CHANGED KENNY HASN'T.

Dalglish blew it he should go 

Bored said...

That was directed at LFcred btw!!!!

Septimus_severus said...

He's not my King I'm anti monarchy 

Septimus_severus said...

Wow Jaimie,

People take text and translate it into that?
Did you call in the feds?
You do know you can track these people online msg me for more information 

Simeon Banugo said...

Can we read anything into the fact that Kenny was meant to submit a written report, but now him and Clarke are on a plane so they can have face-to-face talks with the owners?

Seeing the last few weeks unfold is surely like watching one of those Scream films. One by one, your friends and the people you know are bumped off....and then there's just you....Question is, will Kenny survive?

I only hope that if they decide to keep him, they back him with a reasonable amount of funds. If they sack him, I hope they've done their research and get someone decent in. No stop gap managers, but the young manager they originally envisioned. They will still have to back him with funds to improve the team.

Jaimie K said...

Stop insulting other posters.  Once more and you'll be banned.

J_limbachia said...

Kenny is a good man... and his intentions are admirable... even his re-building process is understandable... but his on-field tactics have a lot to be desired... does he know what his best 11 is?  Does he make the right decisions that change the course of a game?  One thing is that he was never able to arrest the dismal home form...  And even though the signs were there in the 1H of the season... we never got a striker to help us convert those chances for the 2H...  Unfortunately the league table does not lie... and seeing Man City win the league yesterday show's that we are so far away from where we want to be.   I would not want him replaced by any manager untested at this level... For all of Benitez's failings, when it mattered he built a system and bought players to fit.  He was a big game manager, cool under pressure and has the heart for Liverpool that Kenny has.  

ProblemPal? said...

Is your house painted Red?
Do you have an LFC duvet?

I want to know how 'real' you are.

H8UTD said...

i wouldn't entertain any of your suggestions. rafa is long gone, get over it.  saint martin? no.

Polo said...

hahahahahahahaha what a plonker

Philip Dean said...

so why not give KD 3 years??? we can all say we need to lower our expectations but the line in the sand has been drawn what makes me laugh is 19 months ago we where heading for relegatino and in 300 million pounds worht of debt!!!

Polo said...

records are there to be broken!

STANLEYKOP said...

CHALK AND CHEESE IN THE TALENT STAKES, COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER.

Cheesey_1 said...

you are deluded if you think half the squad want him, half the squad are now getting on and seen better days. and the other half were signed by Kenny. How do you come up with such perception as that.

Esteban Cuesta said...

If he goes, it was a pleasure to at least see him celebrate the Carling Cup with us. As a young fan, i would of loved to be alive during the 80's

Chappo said...

No he wasn't. He was responsible for Alonso leaving, or at least giving Alonso the platform to leave.

Rafa was consistently denied his first choice targets due to club finances...that is NOT his fault.

Further, Rafa battled selflessly against the owners, putting his own position at risk...why, because he knew that was for the good of the club and that H&G were poison.

Rafa should be given the chance to be the modern-day shanks and rebuild this club into a bastion of invincibility....

If a decision has to be made - BRING BACK RAFA.

PS - No owners would summon their manager half-way round the world just to sack them, would they?

It doesn't seem right/ethical/moral to do so.

With that in mind, I'm inclined to believe either:

a) Kenny will step down.....
(JWH will attempt to persuade him to stay, hence the flight to Boston???)

If JWH succeeds then:

b) He will continue, as per his contract (to 2014), and they will then reflect on the season, discuss required transfer budget, targets & departures and influence/support the DoF recruitment process.

Abhishek Karmakar said...

My point exactly, why not give KD three years? The owners, and fans have to lower their expectations, top 4 in a season is not possible anymore, a team needs to gel, no matter how much you spend. Correct me if I'm wrong but did City make top 4 on their first season after the Sheikh took over?

amobi said...

Even Kenny himself can not believe this, but the reality is that LFC are gradually deteriorating so fast. Is he blind that he can't see the player of the season and indeed other key players requesting to leave! Here we are faced with a situation where the coaching crew and the players have gotten so used to defeats both from big and small teams, and yet he wants to stay put courtesy  of his legendary status . Dear Kenny, instigating some fickle minded fans against our beloved club/owners is not in the best interest of the same club which you love and have served dearly. Resign honorably please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

OwenLlewellyn said...

I agree that the results ain't good enough BUT every manager to take a position needs to have time to make a credible account of themselves good or bad. People are to impatient

Polo said...

the same source who told you Martin Unreal was to be next afteR Rafa

Cheesey_1 said...

I trust there will be an interpreter present at the meeting so nothing is lost in translation Och Aye

trutherts said...

 I can understand where youre coming from but its not the point martinez has a attaking philoshy that we all approve of he has also got a keen eye for young talent, moses, roudellga, ben watson he may not be a saviour but he definatley has the ability to steady the club and move them forward chelsea may change there manager every 5 minutes but they wouldn't tolerate this they have won large amounts of trophies and this is the first season that they have finished outside the top 4 in a long time the pressure that comes with the chelsea job the managers know that nothing than the best is accpeted.

trutherts said...

there are no better manager available at this time you are completely deluded

Philip Dean said...

sorry mate, totally agree with you!!! its nice to hve some KD supporters on the net, there is loads in the real kop!!!!

trutherts said...

completely agreed even when we get relegated evey1 will be shouting at not changing manager as apparentlyt only chelsea are aloud to do that they have high standards and any manager that can't live up to that is given the sack thats how it should be. 

Mitzsu said...

Surely if FSG wanted him gone they wouldn't be requesting him to travel half way around the world...???

Seems a bit odd to me tbh, i would say that perhaps this has more to do with the player situation at the Club, like who might leave and therefore need replacing...

I really wouldn't mind the not knowing whats going to happen half as much IF rafa wasn't rumoured to be taking over from Kenny....THAT to me is a very depressing prospect indeed, couldn't hack seeing him back tbh, that would be the final straw for me, i would have to walk away in disgust......










 

trutherts said...

not getting top four is one thing but missing it by a mile is something else we finished four places behind how low should our expectations be should we celebrate finishing in the top half of the table

Brettm said...

Are we now going to become like the Chelsea's, Real Madrid's and Man city's of the world and sack every manager that doesn't perform in a short period of time. I think KK knows that he made mistakes and bougtht the wrong players and handled a few situations badly. Can you blame him for backing his players and for being so passionate for the club that he will die for? I also think he made a lot of mistakes but i don't believe that he needs to be sacked.
Why don't we rather fix the problem by giving KK another season or two to iron out the issues and mistakes he made. What I like aboout John Henry is that he doesn't just fire the Manager, he looks at the background staff as well, they are just as much to blame. Look at Alex Ferguson his job was on the line before Untied really became a force to reckon with, they decided to keep him for another season and he turned things around.

trutherts said...

being unlucky in a few games is one thing but through out the whole season is completly something else you lot will believe anything. instant success is what we have a right to demand especially seeing as we spen 120mill on a winger who scored:0 and got 0 assists let me guess that was unlucky.

RedX said...

I have mixed feelings about Dalglish. Part of me wants him to stay because our football in most parts of the pitch has improved. The other part of me wants him to go because I doubt how good he is psychologically at the top. 

I attribute a lot of the mistakes LFC have made to psychological problems. eg. the massive amount we have hit the woodwork is due to overcompensation. Overcompensation stems from inferiority complex, and it is safe to say that over the course of the season, our players have been wildly inconsistent, afraid to take risks (stemming from inferiority) and playing out of character. This has stultified Dalglish and Clarke's good work in the training ground. The problem is that Dalglish seemed to be suffering from this too, as is evident from his escapist interviews given after the match. 

Tactically, Dalglish has not convinced me a lot either. If a change is to come, then we better get a manager who is tactically and psychologically savvy. That has been our Achilles heel since Rafa left, possibly even longer than that. I believe it has also been the main difference between LFC and Man.UTD. Man for man, we are not that inferior to them.

too late again said...

Asto Villa approaching Wigan for Martinez TODAY

Shawrientes said...

Kenny's transfer plans (targets), need to be evaluated prior to him being sacked, i assume this is the reason for the trip across the atlantic, re-pitch his ideas again.etc. 

In my opinion is he's really responsible for the signings of Downing & Henderson (and not Comolli), then he'll continue to play them. Based on that further average english players will probably arrive over the summer such as D.Bent. !!These players cannot handle the pressure of playing for a big club!!!!

All that being said the basis for a good squad is there, 3 world class players or more is needed for us to push on.

Targets such as Gaston Ramirez i agree with. Elm, Bent, Dyer...are not the way forward.

DanieRed said...

You are one of the idol-worshippers, some of us worship LFC, why is City having a good time? They won the League, they are in the CL, where is our TEAM? You seem to fail to grasp that football is a points game! Kenny has not only gave us a season to forget, but wasted so much money it hurts..I am for LFC not an individual who cannot accept responsibility, whether you pass the ball nicely but do not score...ITS FAILURE...we never game Roy a chance, so let us call for Kenny's head

turks said...

Out of the top ten managers in Europe, only one would consider us at the moment, simple choice Rafa Benitez!

DanieRed said...

You are pathetic

JustSaying said...

I beg to differ, Player sign by Benitez like Maxi, Aurelio, and Kuyt is not happy because getting less time on the field. Srktel and Lucas is indebt to Benitez because of his trust on their ability on one day become a success player and they did. I apologize for claiming at least half of the squad would welcome him. As I aware that Caroll, Suarez, Gerrard, Bellamy and Carragher would be on Kenny side since Bellamy and Carragher dislike Benitez for the past history, Caroll and Suarez is indebt to Kenny. I apologize for the claim I made before but some player would wish a new changes and meanwhile some would like to stick to old ones. Either which choice the owner make, There will be a loss for LFC.

DanieRed said...

Breaking new- Mcleish has been fired by Villa 

Mitzsu said...

Lol, i like the way you say re top ten managers "only one would consider us atm" being rafa....

Of course he would "consider" us...he's out of work on Merseyside and he's been desperately trying to get back into the job... by hook or by crook......

Very happy that he has good friends in Reina etc...who are fighting his cause for him....

But yeah, its nice that he would "consider" us..., in fact i can just see him now accepting the offer like it came right out of the blue....im sure he'd be acting all surprised and humble like.....as would Reina etc...........

* sigh *

Good "tactics" though........

chibuzo akobundu said...

i don't think that Rafa is the best man for the job, He had his chance . He went to Inter and couldn't hack it over there. Granted the Inter owner is a raging lunatic. I think that Liverpool should move in a new direction if we want to bring in a good manager. 

Guest said...

Kenny didn't mess the club up, H&G did that, with exceptional help from Hodgson late on. 

Kenny got us a finish last season many didn't think possible after the terrible start, and he got us playing some good football. This season we've continued to play good football for the most part, but have failed to convert chances - this can be fixed. Yes, we finished 8th this season, but we played good football and showed what we could do if we could get finishing off the many chances we create. He got us to 2 out of 2 cup finals, and won one of them. 

Surely the fact that we are now playing better football and the fact we won our first silverware in 6 years is a sign of progress? Andy Carroll is now returning to his best, and some of the other signings are showing some improvement - surely Kenny should be given another year to see if we can continue this progress under his leadership?

Philip Dean said...

and favourite to land the liverpool job!!! LOL

OriginalChan said...

touche :)

chibuzo akobundu said...

i have to say that Rafa was benefited when he took the helm at Liverpool cause he inherited most of the squad he led to the Champions league final. I do thank him in bring in Alonso, Torres, Mashareno and a few others. I think he must have been suffering from some sort of mental illness when he suggested he tried to replace Alonso with Gareth Barry. The two players are not comparable.

Kopette said...

Points in the league hasn't been great i agree, but see the bigger picture guys......most chances created, most woodwork hits, most shots OFF target, most time in the oppostitions halves.....we really just need a couple of quality signings and a few tweeks (maybe a good striking coach) etc and we aint a million miles away. On paper we are on par with 'scum'....give kenny time please. rome wasn't built in a day!! (oh and 1billion was spent at city and 3 yrs for them to win the league) so TIME is the key.....in kenny i trust :-) YNWA is our motto so lets not let kenny walk alone back upstairs.

Istanbulwin said...

unlike every YES every other team in the premiership Liverpool have not won a singe point that they never deserved EVERTON FOR INSTANCE WON AT LEAST 11 UNDESERVED POINTS, OUR PLAY DESERVED AT LEAST 23 MORE POINTS - answer a goalscorer and get men forward at every opportunity and Carrol will flourish, THEN ADD STERLING. JOB DONE.

Emanuel said...

if anybody wants rafa back first he should ask an inter milan fan what he think of this fool .they were world champ before he took over .we all know the out come of this story .well i suggest the owners to talk to morratti

Nick said...

ya'll are all just being hypocrites what really seperated hodgson from dalglish then....they both performed horribly but no one jumped to support hodgson for a next season or two... i wonder why??? i wonder what quality of dalglish's fine management seperates him from hodgson??? u guys need to stop that if hodgson or as a matter of fact any other manager but kd had our team in such a mess ya'll would've been calling for his head... and don't let me hear ya'll about didn't know anything about the team poor transfers, poor tactits and results (hodgson) what has dalglish really done driving out some of our best players (speculations so far kuyt, mzxi, skrtel, sterling, aquilani, cole) playing favoritism, horrible with the media i mean guys stop it and do what is best for our club please

Ro said...

let me ask u one thing, if u had a review with your manager at work and your results or output were poor what would happen to u if u used bad luck as an excuse??? Enough said i think......now that is the real world some of us live in.

TomBom said...

 Rafa Benitez will not get the job. I know from a good source that Comolli although he has been sacked does not like Benitez, and the feeling is mutual, Comolli had Werner and Henry's ear and poisoned them to any thoughts of Benitez coming back, so unless there is a great change of heart do not expect Rafa to return.

Kopette said...

nice to see someone backing KK :-) i thought i was alone.
I agree though to give him more time, rome wasnt built in a day and the stats are there to see we are making plenty of chances etc, just a few tweeks and a couple of quality signings and we're not a million miles away.
Everton may have finished 4 points above us but technically they achieved it by playing their best ever football compared to our dross of a season, team that with the fact we knocked them out of the FA cup semi and the fact we have a trophy to show for our season and I'd say we have finished the better mersyside team :-) YNWA and in kenny i trust.

Titi_Camara said...

why the sudden obssession with martinez by alot of fans?
he's a good young manager but we can do better.seems to me that if the media said phil brown or mcleish were repoted targets that there'd be people jumping on that bandwagon.
i have no problem with martinez but the sudden lusting after him to take the job is ridiculous.

TomBom said...

 Regarding Alonso, the season before Alonso was sold when he had played crap, Arsenal offered 18m for him, and Rafa said no.
The season later after Alonso had been brilliant, Real came in with a bid of 18m and Alonso wanted to go, but Rafa said no Arsenal offered 18m when you had been rubbish and so the fee is now 35m, we eventually sold for 30m

Tom said...

In Rafa we trust!!

gabweb said...

oh, if only our results could be like Chelsea's and Real Madrid in the last few years.

Hope they convince Dalglish to stand down. Problem is, I am not sure these guys are getting good advice as to who to bring in next. But, whoever it is, he will probably have more people after him than Dalglish does. Like a girlfriend, when no one is interested in your manager, you know that you could do better.

gabweb said...

He's done a decent job with players who cost very little and got them playing good football. Still think O'Neill is the man to bring guaranteed progress, though, he has everywhere else he has gone. If our owners like statistics, he is the man to do the job.

Guest said...

No one is bigger than the club, which means your support for Liverpool club shouldn't (IMO) end just because someone you don't like might be taking over the club. I never particularly liked Roy and Kenny, but I supported the club nonetheless. I hope that you will still stay as a Liverpool supporter no matter what happens during this upcoming summer. 

Guest said...

I think even Martin Skretel scored more than 0 this season???? 

Titi_Camara said...

 my only fear with martinez is that it is a big jump from swansea and wigan to take a massive job like lfc.he won't be given alot of time by a majority of fans,i'd like to see him or someone similar be given time to do a good rebuild but unfortunatley there is an awful amount of fickle fans around these days who expect instant success based on our history.

TomBom said...

Personally i would like to see Kenny stay.
I do not blame him for all the problems we have had this season, although he is not devoid of criticism.

Clarke must take some of the blame he is the hands on coach, were Kenny is more of a man manager.

The players, they have been woeful at times, and need a good kick up the ass.

The management team for the Suarez debacle, which could have and should have been handled far better.

Comoli for some of the prices paid for signings which were far to high.

And lastly lady luck which a sadly left Liverpool cruelly this year.
Hitting the post 46 times,
Dominating games at home, with many visiting goal keepers choosing coming to Anfield to be the day they play like Gordon Banks.

Next season is another matter, a few shrewd signings in key positions and i believe we will be up there again challenging.


 

Ro said...

You must be very young and not had enough life experience...bless ya.  In the real world no one deserves anything you have to go out there compete with the world and earn it.  Work hard & smart will always get you rewards the harder u work sooner it will happen. 

Titi_Camara said...

 i wouldn't use aurelio as an example,he's made of sand.

Bekim said...

Let's hope that FSG do the right thing for LIVERPOOL FC and move him on. RAFAEL BENITEZ, PLEASE

Kopette said...

Ditto

Cheesey_1 said...

Everton finished four points ahead because they signed Jelavic in January  a player KD thought was no better than what he already had.

Cheesey_1 said...

why does anyone want to bring back Rafa he left the club in a mess and caused a mess at Inter Milan, he filled the club with bad signings 15 to 20 of them who filled the Reserve team and kept up and coming youngsters out. El Zhar and the  like of him. No wonder Heighway had enough and left. Rafa is a useless

Cheesey_1 said...

He hasnt gone to Boston for a Tea Party that is for sure,

thered_beard said...

you're not supporting liverpool are you?? sunderland or stoke?? can't tell really

chibuzo akobundu said...

Owners are more upset with the way 110 million pounds wasted on the squad than they are of a finish below the top 4. A year later we still have to spend to bring in talent to replace Kenny's misfiring talent. Kenny was supposed to improve Roy's bad run in the league, he only ended up finishing lower in the league. 

Philip Dean said...

like fans who want KD out after a season, when he pulled us out of the misery of hodgson and backed his 3 yr contract and are now going against him. yes lets all get behind martinez and give him a 5yr contract so we can stab him in the back if he does not get 4th. the fickle fans are exactly the one who want instant success and if they will happliy do it to KD they will do it to anyone. this club will go nowhere without a manager given time!! we where all happy dalglish got us going, ther was no bad comments after he took over and everyone wanted him to get a contract, but no his plan is took a slight knock we are wanting him out and not being shy about the comments. so yes lets get another manager in and i hope to god he does well cos if he does not stay in the top 4 from the word go ther will be people on here wanting his blood, the same people who wanted him!!!

Titi_Camara said...

lfc logo on your gate-superfan.
you're a great man.
 

Titi_Camara said...

it's a vicous circle.
i'm still perplexed by people wanting martinez.
this time last season it would have been villa boas.

Titi_Camara said...

only if he brings voronin and kronkamp back with him.

Cheesey_1 said...

Rafa spent £236m on 48 signings. Most of those were sub-standard and
there was a distinct lack of homegrown players breaking through.

Alberto Aquilani  cost of £17m, and is yet to
prove himself. Ryan Babel was £11.5m  Jermaine Pennant was bought for £6.7m and then dumped on
a free transfer. Andrea Dossena arrived for £7m, made a handful of appearances
and was shipped out for around half that fee. And £6.3m was invested in Fernando
Morientes, a striker who scored 10 goals in 18 months and left for £3m.

 There was the
£20m on Robbie Keane and he was was sold back to Tottenham ; the departure of Xabi Alonso and the failed bid to land Gareth
Barry

Jaimie K said...

Ah, the golden days of Voronin and Kromkamp. Such happy memories...

*shoots self*

Tom said...

Why is man city's kit advertised here?...............

chibuzo akobundu said...

Yeah while "the times have changed and it will take a few years to acheive blah blah blah," players like Gerrard and Carragher ain't getting any younger. I don't think they want to wait a few years for LFC to improve before they lift the league trophy do you? I am ashamed that you are a fan of the club because you are comfortable in redefining the standard of success in LFC. If we now set the bar lower for Daglish because he was a Liverpool legend then we open the door to lower level finishes and possible relegation battles in future seasons to come. What you need to also understand is that the competition in the premiere league is getting better every year just ask Man U. We don't have the time to wait for our squad to get it together. That dream or fantasy you hold in your head of a multi-year rebuilding project is not realistic. Liverpool bought a lot of young teenage talent in the past two windows and these players represent the future. Nobody was brought in who went into the first team in January. What is needed now are players who can make an immediate impact today and not some future date. Clearly first teamers  purchased by Kenny last summer have failed in that capacity.

Jaimie K said...

The ads are contextual, so if you've mentioned Man City at any point today, or visited a site that mentions Man City, you're probably generated it yourself based on web history.

Simeon Banugo said...

Rafa brought success to Liverpool, but he also made many mistakes. Regardless, I think that if Kenny is moved on, we need a fresh start. Why shake things up, remove long-term staff from their existing posts only to revisit the past by bringing back Rafa.

Surely Rafa would demand an astronomical transfer kitty, which I'm not sure FSG can or want to afford. If there is a manager of his standing available, then maybe that person should be considered.

Cheesey_1 said...

Downing scored as many as Tony Hibbert this season.

Cheesey_1 said...

so trolling Chelsea fans will convert and buy it.

hoq said...

You seiously dont know the difference between Kennys team and Hodgesons? Roy played terrible football and left us at the bottom of the table.

chibuzo akobundu said...

Kenny may be a winner as a player, but not winning as a manager obviously with only four wins or five wins in 2012. He failed to properly communicate the word to his team. Doesn't sound like a winner to me. I personally can't even spell the word "winner" because it's too long a word for me so word do I know. I think you could be a better fan if you weld the emblem on your ass.

Gagnauga said...

Please FSG. Sack King Kenny and call Rafa. He is the only candidate out there that would almost gurantee Liverpool FC spot 4 next season. I am willing to eat my hat. And i own a hat.

Gagnauga said...

A "plastic fan".  Uhhhh.  So every one opposed to your view is a plastic fan.   Rafa is the only manager that can gurantee liverpool the 1-4 spot in the league.  Bring back Rafa. NOW!

Gagnauga said...

Only 3 hours. In Chelsea?

Lfc said...

agreed....must be a load of teenagers from the 'I want it now' society on this site....Relax, KD will sort it! (oh, and get to finals of Every Cup competition we are in....rather than put them away on the box headed Failed by teh end of January)

Mali341 said...

Agree with you Rafa inherited a squad consisting of Traore ...Biscan ...Cheyrou ..Kewell ...Salif diao...diouff ...baros .....which manager wouldn't count himself lucky to have these players

joy said...

 noppp..no better manager is coming 2 lfc with reduced budget & pathetic overpriced players..thts d major problm 4 us....

joy said...

yaaaaaaaa..i hv great faith in Benitez but its upto owners!!!!

Joe said...

If he stays, he has my full support and I love the man! But when I ask myself if I think he can take us forward, the answer is, honestly, a no. Wish he stays and makes us a top team, but just don't really know if he can...

HEK80 said...

still better value than Downing!

Abs said...

sorry i dont buy with ur thoughts..u can give anybody whatever time u want but only if u see any progression and i think club has gone way backward despite spending like manchester city... everybody knows manchester city progresssed a lot in first season and their buys were not lame and pathetic like ours... kenny the god shud go before he turns into demon for a lot of clear people..... in three yrs god forbid us we will be in championship

Philip Dean said...

there seems to be two distinctive sides here one side are young people who remember 2005 and want rafa and older people like myself who remember KD at liverpool and blackburn and want him to have another year. whatever the board decide but who ever the next manager is he better do well otherwise he is going to get it off both parties, the raf mob and the KD mob. who the hell wants to be put in that position, if i am realising this you can bet likely manangers are thinking it as they do have people who look at the politics at clubs. the problem liverpool have got is the same problem newcastle had and it was to their demise. they all wanted kevin keegan back and no manager that came in was up to it so theywhereon him straight away. huge sums where spent and the mananger changed each year. due to all this they eventually went down!! if people dont stop wanting instant success and realise that it is going to take time then i am sorry your going to create the same beast wherby no manager is good enough and we will spiral into pure arrogance that we should be something we are not and then get a massive reality check when we finish lower down. please understand something we are not as good as we think we are!!! for this club to achieve anything it needs a manager to implement his style of play and allowed to have a bit of time to tinker with a couple of transfer windows to ensure he gets it right.

Ynwa Stryder said...

So you said Rafa can't hack it at Inter? Did Rafa win the Worlds Club Cup while manager of the team? You missed that one.

Lion Heart said...

Barry wouldn't have been such a terrible replacement for Alonso as people make him out to be, and to prove that fact he has just won the league and he was one of the big players for City. Though even i would have preferred Alonso over Barry.

Dashamir1 said...

I think KD' time is up. LFC need a new manager and I would love to see Kloopp as he won twice now the Bundesliga without spending big like Bayern. 

Bekim said...

Only useless mngrs take a team to two European Cup Finals winning one. Only useless mngr manages to beat teams like RM, Barcelona , AC Milan, Juventus. But very good mngrs like KD beat championship team like Cardiff in CC on penalties. I mean how much bigger can the games get like the one against Cardiff.

Renzon99 said...

 The guy in Jamies avatar, Major Dutch Schaeffer, should get the job. HE and his backroom staff are a rescue team, not assassins.....

GoonerDave said...

Arsenal fan in peace, and none of my business I know.
Im certainly not a blinkered LFC fan!! but I honestly believe you lot should keep KD, unless a top, top manager becomes available.
I wont deny its been a poor season for LFC and Kenny is responsible for some of it, my view is that if Suarez hadnt acted like a tool, you would have done much better. Negative press doesnt cost you points, but having your best player suspended for ages does. And it might make you edgy enough to hit the post a bunch of times...the affair certainly must have affected the relationship between Suarez and KD, also between KD and the Yanks.
Its not all rosy at the moment, and I know you appear to have overpaid for several players, but you have defended well and been quite unlucky in front of goal. Surely its worth a go with Kenny until Xmas? A modest transfer budget would minimize the risk. Hes a LFC legend, I think he deserves one more try.

Kopite in L.A. said...

Seems hard to believe that they would pay to fly KD and SC to Boston to fire them (haven't they heard of SKYPE?). I think it is more of an ultimatum: here's what we demand by end of next season...or else...and here'$$$ what you have to work with.

Bekim said...

Voronin was free transfer and I'm sure he scored more goals than Sd,ChA and Henderson.

Kopite in L.A. said...

No better manager available? How about Pep Guardiola or even AVB (his record was better than Robert di Matteo's),

Martin Badger said...

 Nice comment. It's good to remind people of the sort of rubbish Rafa put in the team. Not to mention N'gog, who might have been even worse than Andy Pandy.

HEK80 said...

So not very many great losses. Aquilani probably would have played under Rafa. Lost money on R.Keane but not that much and by most accounts he didn't want him. Also when it was clear it was not working he got rid of him for a decent amount rather than persisiting with dross (see KD with Downing). Other than that most were sold for profit or marginal losses. Your use of the stats is worse than a tabloid. If you take into consideration the sales of Rafa players since he left we are probably fairly close to a 0 nett spend. How many of KD's signings would bring a profit?

Martin Badger said...

So he was a free- transfer. He was still in the team messing up every game he played. Are you saying it's O.K. to get free-transfer rubbish and stuff them in the side? But true, he was better than the men KD bought at utterly absurd prices.

chibuzo akobundu said...

why is Liverpool the only team that Benitez can work for? If he is still a good manager offers should be coming in. And yes there are better managers we just have to take them from other teams by showing them  the money

Ynwa Stryder said...

So what? Every club gets players that just fail, even Manchester City, Man United, etc... The list just goes on, and on. By the way, Rafa made a profit for the team in sales, some thing you just didn't want to mention for some reason. Could it be for your hatred of Rafa. Also, did you CHEER for the team when they won in Istanbul? It couldn't have happened if Rafa wasn't there. Wake up man, stop hating. Did Liverpool win more games than Man United in Rafa's second last season? You missed that one too, shame your head is some hole.

Jaimie K said...

Yes, and Mac Elliot would be Dutch's no 2, and slackers like Downing better watch out, because he'll bleed you...real slow...if you continue to misfire in front of goal.

Martin Badger said...

Heighway was, and is, a gentleman and a magnificent servant of the club. When he left it really demonstrated the kind of stubborn, arrogant fool that Rafa was. And yes, El Zhar was somebody else Rafa rated. At least KD was a great player and great manager first time around - Rafa is a total incompetent whose man management skills are zero. Neither Benitez nor KD should be at the helm.

Jaimie K said...

Yes, I live across the road from Stamford Bridge.

Jaimie K said...

Not.

Jaimie K said...

And still level with Reina, Friedel and De gea in the goalscoring stakes.

Martin Badger said...

Great comment. Couldn't agree more. 

STANLEYKOP said...

VERY TRUE, REGARDING YOUR POINT ABOUT EVERTON......STILL ANNOYS THE HELL OUT OF ME THOUGH!

HEK80 said...

I'm guessing you just see everything at face value and fail to see how Rafa had his hands tied towards the end of his reign. THIS MAN PUT US BACK ON THE MAP IN EUROPE. KD NEVER WILL. Still trying to work with a formula that last worked in the mid-90's with Blackburn, and the EPL has changed dramatically. He was fired from Newcastle for dismantling a good team and he's doing it here now. I think he can leave with dignity this summer but if he stays and continues like this he will be fired. 
Rafa remodelled our youth academy and medical facilities. He signed Sterling and Shelvey for less than a quarter of a Charlie Adam. He had a long term plan for the club that was disrupted by the idiot board at the time. 
Look at the players he tried to sign to be told there was no money. Players like Alves, Ramos, Simao, Silva.

Also look at Gerrard's stats before Rafa came, whilst he was there and after.
Rafa knew how to get the most out of his players. 
Go and read his website once in a while and see how he analyses games. Look at the report on the UEFA cup final, for example. Kenny would just have said Bilbao were unlucky!

Martin Badger said...

Most woodwork hits. I'd forgotten that ( KD fans hardly ever mention it ). So, not a bad season then. For a moment there I thought it had been.

Martin Badger said...

No, we are not going to become like Man City and Real Madrid. They are successful. We are going to continue being Liverpool. Utter crap.

HEK80 said...

Ridiculous!! Rafa got the best out of these players. You do realise it's not just a case of picking 11 players right? He worked with them everyday on how to improve their game. Look at his website and see what Gerrard, Carragher and Bellamy have said about Rafa. 
Or look at Gerrard's scoring stats before Rafa came and since he left compared to when he was working with Gerrard.

chibuzo akobundu said...

yeah every thing the man said.

HEK80 said...

And the Barry thing a) motivated Alonso to his best season with us and (B) he had to sell before he could buy as the board made no money available, Alonso - although Rafa liked him as a player - was one of our most sellable assets.

HEK80 said...

That was the other thing that changed under Rafa. We were no longer soft touches in the transfer market.

HEK80 said...

and he had 0 money to play with that year. I blame H&G and that snake Purslow for that last season. Do you think Rafa wanted to play N'gog in so many matches? 

Jerrymcm1970 said...

Sheikh Mansoor took over City at the beginning of the 08/09 season, buying Robinho on deadline day and then in January they bought Bridge, Bellamy and Given. None did particularly well and they finished 10th. Worse than the year before. Rome wasn't built in a day.

HEK80 said...

You heard of blind faith? Another one with the 'Emperor's new clothes' syndrome.
KD will ruin his good name if he stays and this continues. His last job was 14 years ago and ended in abject failure. He should be an Ambassador for us - not our manager. His tactics in games and in the transfer market are horribly outdated.

I'm all for sticking with a manager, if he is the right man. Kenny, alas is not that man.

HEK80 said...

Really? Is that why he dismantled the best Newcastle team in recent history and then promptly got the sack?

HEK80 said...

So you include Alonso as a holding midfielder? So like when KD plays Adam and Lucas at home? 

HEK80 said...

See what Gerrard, Carragher, Reina and Bellamy have said about Rafa. Or other players he managed - such as Torres, Hamann. Then you will realise that they all know this man is a 'genius' (sorry, Hamann's words, not mine)!

Nsstefanou said...

kenny d has to go .Iam Greek and proud of it. I support lfc for almost forty years,i have travelled many times just to see our team.   Dalglish is part of our history ,but obviously is out of time. I truly believe that liverpool is all about winning  and playing with pride and passion.   unfortunately he splashed big money for ordinary players like JH and SD    and i dont think that Spearing is going to make it even at wigan or S nderland  . I also do not believe that bringing back Rafa is a good idea   

HEK80 said...

The point is this: 
there has been no sign of progression - if anything we have gone backwards under KD - worst season since the 50s and he says 'we haven't done too bad'?!?!? WTF!!! 

Langnyanggai said...

I hated Benitez when he sold Alonso, but it seems to me he is the right manager to turn things over with the present players. The players are equally good . The problem is tactics and selection.

Guest said...

Well said!

HEK80 said...

I think you'll find he won them the World Championship!!

HEK80 said...

And Morratti refused to release any funds as they had success under Mourinho but Rafa wanted to inject youth. What happened to Inter AFTER he left? Leanardo was given money and made them much worse. The team Mourinho left were very good but were only use to playing his system. Rafa tried to change that (and it was acknowledged int he Italian media that their style improved) but wasn't given the time -- 6 months because he tried to get Morratti to give him a budget and Morratti didn't want to spend!

HEK80 said...

O'Neill is the exact same type of manager as Kenny -- just a good motivator - but a horrible tactician. Rafa of Klopp for me. We need a Europe renowned manager. O'Neill would be the same as Kenny and Roy.

HEK80 said...

If a free transfer fails you can get rid and move on. Lets face it, Rafa would have bought a better player if he had the money.

chibuzo akobundu said...

I have read a lot of comments some are good and some are way off mark. It is a slow day at work so I do have the time. I don't know if many of you here are aware of who the owners of LFC really are. Many of you across the big pond are really not too familiar with the Boston Red sox and the people who own it. If you do know them then you would understand that they are a very ambitious lot. They demand a good performance from the Red Sox every season. Not only that they also fired their coach not too long ago for poor performance in the playoff. That being the case it makes sense that they have asked Daglish to have a heart to heart with them in Boston on the goings on at Anfield this last season.

 Some people seem to think because Liverpool were fighting bankruptcy and basically relegation not too long ago that we have no business being very competitive now. We should just accept a 9th place finish and just chalk it up as part of the rebuilding process. I say no that. On this very squad are veteran players who want to lift the league cup before they hang up there boots. They would prefer a competitive Liverpool as early as next season.

Coming back to Kenny Daglish I believe he may not be the man for the job at Anfield. He seems to be stuck in a different place in time (may be a more glorious time ) but a different time none the less. The mordern game has completely eluded Daglish. He seems overwhelmed by his job and I believe you see it in his press conference when he gets confrontational with the press. He would have to conduct a 360 degree change to succeed if he is indeed given one more season.

 Areas I believe he would need to improve in are the following:

(1)  Need to adapt his tactics , reward players who score more with more playing time.

(2) improve the scouting at the club. Last summers signings were disappointing

(3) Keep his composure when talking to the media. It embarrasing to see King Kenny lose his composure. The manager's job at any big club is a pressure cooker. 

if Kenny can do these things he will be successful.

If he is fired It won't be a great loss.

HEK80 said...

And Kenny managed to bring us up the table when there was no pressure. As soon as there was pressure he failed. Lets face it, Roy didn't have Suarez - he's the only reason our 'kick and rush' football under KD looks any good.

HEK80 said...

So you remember KD at Newcastle? or later on in his reign at Blackburn?
The two distinct groups are these - those that want us to progress and those who want to support Kenny FC

HEK80 said...

spot on!!

HEK80 said...

well for £120m I do expect more than level with Fulham and our worst league performance since the 50s. If KD turns it around I'll be willing to hold up my hands and say I was wrong. If he keeps his job and flops hope you all can do the same. Remember we support LFC not Kenny FC. I thank him for everything he has done for us but it is time for him to be moved on. His absence from coaching and managing has been made apparent this year. 

If it wasn't KD but it was Roy Hodgson who had led us to 8th and this poor points total and won the CC on penalties against Cardiff would you all still be so patient. If the answer is no, then surely that is hypocrisy.

HEK80 said...

but there were signs of progression. Even Roy, with £120m to spend would have led us to at least 8th

HEK80 said...

wow.. just wow... So Reina's poor form is all part of a master plan by Rafa to get re-instated. Nothing to do with the lack of a decent gk coach, or having a defensive coach that worked with West Ham the season they went down!

Mitzsu said...

Look, FSG have a problem on their hands, its not as simple as we think IMO, just take a look at the fanbase and see how divided we are...

Its not unreasonable or far fetched to imagine that the squad is equally as divided as to what "they" want....SO, if we have players who want rafa back....and we also have players who don't....then it puts our owners in a tricky situation.....

They obviously don't want a player exodus IF Kenny stays....and yet they probably don't want to bring in a manger who divides opinion either....its a bit of a bind to say the least....

Someone asked earlier why so many fans are now keen on Martinez, the answer as far as i can see is that it is a step forwards.....for me at least Martinez represents a NO vote for rafa to return...

There are it seems 3 types of stance re the managers position atm.

1) Those wanting Kenny to resign/sacked and rafa to return...

2) Those wanting kenny to resign/sacked and Martinez or other(not rafa)...to replace him...

3) Those wanting Kenny to stay.

So what should FSG do?

One solution would be to bring rafa in as DOF and let Kenny continue as manager, this would probably be enough to convince certain players (rafa's admirers...Reina & Co...) to stay, that would be one way out BUT of course it would mean that Rafa would be in a position to confront FSG IF he didn't agree with any proposals etc that they might have.....

We all know that rafa would not be happy in that role as he is ultimately a control freak who would want more and more power eventually.....

Although i have mentioned that Martinez might be a good fit for the Club i couldn't help think about AVB today.....i recall that before Kenny took over the reigns he (AVB) was the manager many LFC fans were talking about....

I would say his credentials are more impressive than Martinez's, the Chelsea episode could easily be forgiven as it seems that the players were instrumental in his sacking....

He's young, his football is attractive, he would represent agood fit for FSG and he's also a manager that was being talked up on Liverpool forums before we got Kenny back on board.....so he would probably get a better reception at the Club and consequently a better chance of succeeding....

Out of all the options we have atm i would say that if i was in FSG's shoes i would go for him, a lot of the fans who want rafa back would probably be okay with AVB and so would many of the fans who want Martinez or other....

In terms of damage limitation which is where i think we are at then that might well be the best bet.

HEK80 said...

Hasn't Reina got an assist this year?

Bekim said...

Agree totally. Cheesy also fails to mention that while Rafa also signed players like El NiƱo, Alonso, Johnson,Crouch,Reina,Masherano,Skertel,Agger,Kuyt,Garciaand many more KD signed Caroll,Adam,Downing and Henderson for combined fee of 80 million pounds. Most of Rafas players were sold for profit while KD signings we will have to pay someone to take them.

Danny said...

Liverpool fans are well known for their support to their manager and the players and especially to one of their club legends like Kenny. I find it hard to believe that this web site has the gall to call itself 'liverpool kop' when it constantly reports on rumours and stories which are detrimental to the club.

Boyspen53 said...

You are right , Roy did not have Suarez but he had Torres and Mereiles who was anonymous under him but scored for fun under Dalglish. Why? Because one man set up his team to avoid defeat and the other set up his team to win. The latter allowed Mereiles to go forward more and the result was more goals.

Bekim said...

No I'm not saying its good to get rubbish players on free but comparing to KD signings he was better value than 4 signings KD made for combined fee of 80 million pounds.

Guest said...

You honestly think a manager like Benitez would want to be a DOF? I am sorry, but DOF is just a fancy name for head scout and it would be offensive to any top manager to be offered that position. 

Yeah let's signed an unproven manager like Martinez, cos that's what Liverpool needs more, more uncertainty and experiments... 

But I agree with you, AVB wouldn't seem like a bad choice, but I would pick Benitez right now, as he is, for now, a better manager. 
You might not like him, but at least he got us reasonable results. Someone like Martinez or AVB are still inexperienced (IMO).  

Guest said...

lol you mean 180 degree change. A 360 would just be going in a circle :D.

Boyspen53 said...

I was concerned when I read about Kenny flying to the States, but then I read the comments on these pages. You have no problem, FSG, there are at least 100 people on here who know how to manage LFC better than KD. Remarkable when you think that he won everything there is to win in Scotland and England, holds the record for International caps for Scotland, is joint record scorer for his country, played in two World Cups, is the only man to have won the title as a player-manager, won two more titles and came close to winning four doubles with the same club before taking another team from the depths of the old second division to the Premier League title in three years. Yes, he struggled at two other clubs but was given diddley squat time to prove himself- a lot less time than the Knight down the East Lancs. But, say his critics, he has been out of the game too long( apparently he has been on a desert island for 15 years without a TV ) and it has moved on. Moved on? Are we still debating goal line technology? Has video technology finally arrived? Is the ball still round? Is it still 11-a-side? Is Joey Barton still behaving himself?

Jaimie, please put the names of every poster on here who is tactically 'more aware' than Kenny, select three and send their personal details to FSG, c/o Boston Red Sox. Problem solved, it is really that easy.

Mitzsu said...

Its not so much that i just don't like him, its more to do with the fact that i don't want him back because i don't think it would good for the Club.....

Thats why i wanted him out in the first place.....in fact i was unhappy with benitez from early on in his time as manager with us....i could see certain problems developing and i think he became bigger than the Club...

I recall his comments re the CL win and that it would have better perhaps had he not won it, like too much success too soon or something to that effect BUT had he not won it, then he would not have been gifted so much time.....

6 years is a long time to keep making excuses and blaming everyone else for our failures which is what i think he did....and would do again IF he couldn't cut it the second time around.....

People talk about H & G and how they fcuked him over etc, but at the time i remember being of the same mindset as George Gillett who wasn't all that convinced re Rafa and was looking to replace him....

That was when the real war between rafa and the owners begun....it wasn't so much that rafa was fighting for LFC IMO, he was fighting for himself......

He used the fanbase to fortify his position against the owners, which i didn't like because i was not of the same opinion as other fans who sucked up everything he said like it was the gospel according to rafa....

Im not going to say that H & G were the right owners for us, we've moved on and it seem that FSG are more prepared to commit themselves (even though the ground issue has yet to be resolved..)

I also think we need to move on in terms of management also, and that means not going back in time and replacing rafa who has yet to find work....and proved once again at Milan that he's a difficult charcter to deal with....

Those people wanting him back are very quick to rubbish other candidates which makes it difficult for the Club to move on.....thats why i mentioned AVB because i think that of all the possible candidates he could actually be more of a uniting factor than anyone else...

Martin said...

A very good post, Accept everything except that kenny should get another year, why? because i didnt see a bit of football manager in him, No eye for good players, his best team, Tactics, what to do if something goes wrong...i can only rate him for keeping the players quiet...and thats it, you may give him 3 years, 5 years or even 10 years, fact is he will not get the same 120 m again and will not take us to top 4...he may win Carling cup ( or FA cup for that matter) yet again but how that doesnt matter unless we are in the top 4..financial losses has hit us badly this year, need to get back into top as soon as possible..but with Kenny...honestly not a distant possibility...

Nick said...

exactly

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