Andy Carroll Liverpool FC celebrates scoring the winner against Everton FC
Carroll Let’s face it Andy Carroll never asked to be bought for £35m but that price tag has weighed heavily on him and seems to have been a major factor in his poor performances this season according to those close to him. With such a large transfer fee hanging over his head, thanks to Liverpool’s ex-employee Damien Comolli, Carroll was on a hiding-to-nothing when he was signed in January 2011. Kenny’s philosophy of “buy young, buy British” was the order of day and Carroll was seen to fit that bill perfectly, seemingly at any price. Everyone, including Carroll himself, knew we’d paid too much for him and the expectations were too high with only an immediate impact and hatful of goals were going to keep the critics at bay.Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: April 10, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: everton, FA Cup Final, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Premier League, Wembley
When Liverpool and Kenny Dalglish return to Wembley on Saturday for the semi-final against Everton don’t be surprised if you see Kenny ponder for a moment to take it all in. Wembley, even though it is now rebuilt, has been and integral
part of Dalglish’s career both as a player and a manager. In many ways Wembley has defined Kenny success. When Kevin Keegan departed for Hamburg many Liverpool supporters, including myself, wondered how Keegan could ever be replaced.
Bob Paisley solved that one when he signed Kenny from Celtic for a British transfer record of £440,000. Dalglish’s playing career at Liverpool marked one of the club’s most successful periods with him winning seven league titles,
three European Cups and five domestic trophies. And where did King Kenny make his Liverpool debut, wearing Keegan’s number seven shirt?
Wembley on 3 August 1977 in the Charity Shield match against Manchester United. The 82,000 crowd witnessed a 0-0 draw and with no penalty shoot-outs in those days,
the shield was shared. However, Liverpool didn’t have to wait long to experience Kenny’s impact as he scored his first goal on his league debut a week later on 20 August against Middlesbrough.
Dalglish signs for Liverpool for a record fee and made his debut at Wembley in 1977
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Time for Liverpool to forget about the league
Posted: April 5, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Andy Carroll, Anfield, Boston, FA Cup, Kenny, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool, Liverpool FC
Kenny needs to change his approach
With Liverpool’s form in free fall it’s time to simply forget about this years league position. It doesn’t matter who we finish above or below as the reality is it’s all now meaningless.
We won’t be relegated, thankfully the league didn’t start in January, and we won’t end up in a position of any relevance.
What Kenny needs to do immediately is throw his book of tactics out the window (they’re obviously not working),
start fresh and begin the process of building for next season. Read the rest of this entry »
Do Liverpool need a Mourinho?
Posted: March 27, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: José Mourinho, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, liverpool supporter
As a Liverpool supporter you want to show nothing but loyalty and get behind your manager and team through thick and thin, the good times and the bad times. That’s what makes Liverpool the unique and special club it is.
From a league perspective Liverpool are in really bad times and although that loyalty will never waiver it’s only
right for concerned supporters to question the current situation and demand to know what’s going to be done to improve our form.
Things cannot go on as they are. Changes need to be made and the planning for next season has to start now, including reviewing the manager role. Read the rest of this entry »
Will winning the FA Cup make it a great season?
Posted: March 21, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: FA Cup, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Premiership
It’s all about winning trophies isn’t it, so you’d have to say winning the FA Cup on top of the Carling Cup would add up to very successful season for Liverpool. Two trophies in Kenny’s first season would be something special.
However, should they fail to get a top 4 spot, which seems to be the reality right now, then the true measure of the quality of the team will still be in question, especially with their inconsistent league form.
It seems Liverpool can raise their game for the big matches but they can’t do the same when they meet teams like Sunderland. It’s a very frustrating and telling scenario.
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It’s about winning the Premiership not a top four spot
Posted: March 9, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Damien Comolli, John Henry, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Premier League
It seems one minute I’m reading about how winning the Carling Cup is going to put Liverpool on the map and make
Liverpool more attractive to top quality players but then I read statements from Damien Comolli stating that it’s unlikely there’ll be any major signings in the near future.
Naturally, I’m hoping it’s the former as the reality is
the current squad isn’t good enough to achieve the one goal that goes before all others and that’s winning the Premiership.
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Carling Cup win sets Liverpool on course for greater glory
Posted: February 28, 2012 in LFC Posts
Tags: Carling Cup, Dirk Kuyt, John Henry, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool FC, Tom Werner
So the wait is over.
Liverpool have won their first major trophy in six years and the League Cup for a record eighth time and it feels damn good. It wasn’t easy of course,
Liverpool finals never are, but this one is hugely significant, especially as Dalglish has managed to win silverware in his first full-year as manager.
It’s a tremendous achievement for Kenny who becomes only one of seven managers to have won all three of England’s domestic competitions.
And the critics wondered if Kenny still had it. Anyone questioning him now?
I’m also not buying any arguments from other teams supporters that it’s “only the Carling Cup”. Read the rest of this entry »