Speaking to BBC Five Live earlier, Purslow - who was instrumental in ridding the club of former owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett - admitted that he he was 'extremely surprised' and 'very disappointed' to see Dalglish sacked by Liverpool. Clearly irritated, the Reds fan and season ticket holder added:
"They [FSG] invested a lot of money in his team and they've [not] given him anywhere near enough time to make the investment work.
"It seems bizarre to me to have a situation where you appoint someone for three years and make significant investment and [then] lose faith in that.
Purslow then launched a passionate defence of Dalglish's reign at the club:
"Kenny stepped in at a terribly difficult time in the club's history. The previous manager had been starved of funds, and the squad desperately needed investment and he did that.Everybody would say he unified the club and made Liverpool a football story again. He made us an attractive team to watch again."
Purslow is right about Dalglish making LFC attractive to watch again, but his reaction today is a far cry from the more realistic appraisal he offered last week, when he dismissed the notion that Dalglish's emotional connection to the club would sway the Owners when it came to assessing the season:
"One thing I will say about American owners is the idea there is some emotional connection is obviously rubbish. It's an investment game. Liverpool is an investment and the value of that investment will hang largely on two key planks in the strategy. The first was to get back into regular Champions League football."
Purslow seems to acknowledge that Champions League qualification was/is a key part of FSG's strategy, so I find it hard to understand why he's so 'surprised' and 'disappointed' that Dalglish has now been sacked. The club finished outside the top four, so using his logic about the club being an 'investment', it was obvious FSG were not going to be happy.