On Saturday the eighth of January of this year, Roy Hodgson's torrid rein as Liverpool manager came to an abrupt end, with Liverpool in the bottom half of the table and out of the League cup. So who was to be appointed to try and revive the reds fortunes?, club legend Kenny Dalglish.
Kenny Dalglish or 'King Kenny' as he's fondly called by the Anfield faithful, was a huge part of the club as both player and manager between the years of 1977 and 1991 winning major honors including numerous League and European trophies. He has now returned to the club to find it in a much different state to the one he left all those years ago. The glory days have long since gone at Anfield despite winning a fifth european cup six years ago , Liverpool have not won the League since the last Dalglish rein back in 1990!.
So what has Dalglish got to work with?, well he has arguably the weakest Liverpool squad since the fans can remember, his star striker who has been misfiring all season, does not look like his old self and with talisman Steven Gerrard not getting any younger, King Kenny has some real problems. Firstly with the wage bill being so high, Dalglish will be looking to offload some of the deadwood amongst the squad, with the likes of Ryan Babel, Milan Jovanovic and Paul Konchesky the most likely to be cashed in on. Secondly getting likes of Pepe Reina and Fernando Torres to stay will crucial for the future of the club, keeping the two players will be a statement to the rest of Europe that Liverpool can return to the big time stronger than ever.
With the new owners in and the current month being January, new signings are being heavily talked about with the likes Luis Suárez and Charlie Adam being linked with the club, it is crucial that the squad is strengthened if the reds are going to head up the table and try to return to the glory days of the past. So after four games, Dalglish now knows the task he has in front of him and a huge one at that but if anyone can turn it around at Anfield, it is 'The King', Kenny Dalglish.