“We know where we want to go as a club and we do not want to be at a club that’s going to be sixth or seventh or eighth in the league,” Dalglish said to The Liverpool Daily Post. “There is a lot of work to be done to get where we need to be.
“A lot of work will be done on the training pitch and the transfer market to get there as quickly as we can.
“The underbelly of the club is looking as good as it has been since I can remember with the development of the academy, although there are no players you could put straight in because it wouldn’t be fair on the lads themselves.
“The development and the work we have done in the Academy is going to serve us well for years to come.
“But we have to push closer and that work will be done in the transfer market and the training pitch.”
Those are the words coming from King Kenny Dalglish. There is no doubt that I dare say that next season could be our season – on every level. Many of the younger players who impressed us, name Raheem Sterling, Jason Branton and Conor Coady. That, along with Kenny’s apparent willingness to enlist in the summer, his bold ways to choose the right players in the wide open transferwindow and the tremendous impact he has had on the team these last month, makes us Liverpool supporters to say, please, next season, can you come faster?
There is no doubt that Kenny is the man that changed the broken-down Liverpool in the beggining of the season to the Liverpool we know now. However, I am amazed at some people’s stupidity. The other day I published a post, during Kenny Dalglish’s birthday. One King and One King Only I wrote, where I praised him, including this sentence;
If Bill Shankly is known to have put the club on the football map, and Roy Hodgson known to have removed the club from the Same map, so is King Kenny Dalglish the man, myth and legend, who will do anything to get us back Where we Belong. Number one in the World.
A sensible view, said many readers, but I also received complaints.
“It’s not fair to Hodgson,” and blah blah blah. Yes, how immature it sounds to write so, I am too upset and shocked to think of anything more sophisticated and something that more likely coming from a woman’s mind to write instead.
The first obvious question is are you kidding me? For in these kinds of cases, it is no fun. Other almost even more obvious question is did you see matches with Hodgson at the helm? For Liverpool, it was the worst start to a season in living memory and people are still defending Hodgson?
Let’s just say like this, let’s ignore to check the statistics and let us focus on how the games actually looked like back then. Because you have not forgotten?
I have tried to repress it in the better times now, but sometimes horror pictures back. One penetrated Liverpool who could play for 90 minutes without creating something forward. A Liverpool that fell incrisngly far down the pitch and who could never threaten offensively
Roy Hodgson even claims he was unlucky while being a manager in Liverpool. No mate, you just suck. You showed us and the whole world that you are not ready to be a manager for a big club, that you still have that small team mentality that was not good enough for a team like Liverpool.
And just to be fair, I’m not really a woman of statistics, but for your sake I pull up some examples.
Lucas Leiva under Hodgson did not play much. And when he did, he made us supporters think “when are we going to sell him?”, because in the game against Birmingham last year, he had 37 succesful passes and 11 unsuccesful. During Kenny though he has gotten a lot more time on the pitch and really has proved to us, himself and to Kenny that he is a man of hard work. Against Chelsea, Lucas had 40 succesful passes and only 5 unsuccesful. Improvment.
Raul Meireles was too under Hodgson a man of few words, passes and goals. But under Kenny he has really blossomed and shown his campacity on the pitch. He had an amazing time a few weeks ago, five goals from his last six matches. That alone proves, Meireles has grown.
Daniel Agger has also claimed that Hodgson’s Liverpool tactics was not his style. The Danish defender has under Kenny grown incrediable and I am not afraid to say that we do miss him in the back sometimes.
I can go on for ages. But who has the time to do that? I have proven my point and this article alone should stand as a good example of why Hodgson was not the man for Liverpool. Not today, not tomorrow, not forever. King Kenny has earned his spot as a manager, the question is, for how long will he stay?
Stop defend Hodgson, pay tribute to King Kenny and follow me on Twitter @Nezik_Keshto