I’ve been struggling with writing a blog about the King, for a while. I never got to see the great man play live, I’m only 31, so he was at the later stages of his career by the time I started following sports. Add to the fact I’m American, we didn’t have English games here in my area (Upstate New York) and television wasn’t what it is now even back in my day. So I really can’t get a good handle on my favorite player/manager. I don’t know if he truly wants it, or was putting his name in, because he loves the club more than a supporter does. I can only go by his words, and he did say he wanted it, maybe just to right the ship. Well it’s time again for him to do it.
With that being said, I think it’s time for the King to take his throne again. The club isn’t playing up to it’s name, and the players aren’t of the quality to make the club worth it in the EPL. There’s too many games where if there was someone at the helm that actually gave a damn, or more importantly was able to coach at our level. Also, would have Stevie G been injured in the friendly if King Kenny was in charge? Yeah probably, but Fabio probably respects Kenny more. Kenny wouldn’t have said “Steven is too tired”, then played him for most of the game.
Now I don’t know Roy at all, and I know I’ve been very hard on him since he took over. But after all, I’m a LFC fan, and an American so I’m allowed to be hard on people. I think Roy is good for the EPL, but it’s at a West Ham, Blackpool, or Fulham level, not a top four club. He’s too damn old for it.
One of the issues brought up about Kenny coming back is how long he has been out of the game. Yeah he was at Celtic for a bit and got another trophy to add to his cabinet. I say to those naysayers, yeah you may not be coaching, or preforming any managerial functions, but he’s been around it in various manners. Once a manager always a manager, so he’s probably thought of the game, and what he would do in many situations. Plus he was taught at the highest levels of management, so it’s not like he’s going to be horrible this time around.
And fans there’s nothing he could do to harm his legacy. He’s too good of a man to do anything bad, and too smart to do anything stupid. He couldn’t do anything that would hurt Liverpool, his family, or humanity, because he was raised at a time which people respected their station.