Stabilisation, confidence, Sexy football, new era and club principles are just some of the words being mentioned to coincide with King Kenny’s short six month reign as caretaker manager/manager, however the bigger question is can he sustain it over not only the next twelve months, but over the duration of his new three year contract given to him by the fans “saviours” Fenway sports group.
Kenny Dalglish is a winner, fans would argue the minimum is to equal Harry Redknapp who did a similar job with Tottenham taking them from relegation candidates at the start of the season to a top six finish followed by Champions league finish the season after. Liverpool fans will also look at the fact that Redknapp done this with no distractions of Europe, similar to the clubs current predicament.
Kenny Dalglish finished the season very impressively with figures to more than match top European coaches in Ferguson, Mancini, Wenger, Ancelotti and Redknapp.
Since Kenny took charge Liverpool finished with 33 points only three points behind Ancelotti and Ferguson who finished with 36 points. The much troubled early season away form was washed away with Dalglish earning 13 points despite playing a game less than Ferguson’s Manchester United who gained 12 points and lifted the premier league trophy.
The expectations have gone through the roof, mainly because fans are clinging and exaggerating next season’s results and trophy chances because they have had little to cheer about in a time where there was little enjoyment in attending games at the football cathedral that is Anfield.
Recent mass links to quality young English born players like Blackburn Rovers commanding centre back Phil Jones and Sunderland’s midfield general Jordan Henderson have exited the fans.
Already Signed Raheem Sterling, Alex O’Hanlon, Jonjo Shelvey, Danny Wilson and Suso Fernandez have whetted the appetite. Liverpool’s fans previously had to endure the top young English and British talent slipping through their hands, as their was a continental focus on recruitment at the club.
Fenway sports would need to spend at least sixty million pound if they are to fulfil the fans and Dalglish’s expectation of not only improving the league position but challenging for the three major honours not to mention making sure they gain a place next year’s lucrative UEFA champion’s league tournament.
That is what is needed for the once superior club to regain its reputation across the world. Despite the ease at which such statements are dismissed inside the club, the feeling across the globe is that Liverpool Football club have to win trophies to take away the tarnish that has stuck to the club on and off the pitch within the last two football seasons.
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