King Kenny on last legs at Anfield?

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 22, 2011. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish on the touchline during the Barclays Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday May 22, 2011. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial print use only except with prior written approval. New media use requires licence from Football DataCo Ltd. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 or see www.pressassociation.com/images/restrictions for full restrictions.

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INTERESTING times lie ahead at Liverpool with King Kenny’s crown now beginning to slip and, indeed, his subjects wondering if they have the right man in charge at Anfield.

It’s also strange how history – even in football circles – has a way of coming full circle.

When Dalglish held the managerial reins at Newcastle United back in 1997, he failed to win over the fans who clearly wanted Kevin Keegan to lead them.

And it’s important to note that the Scot got his current job simply because the Liverpool Faithful wanted him and not Roy Hodgson.

To be fair, Dalglish never really “put the boot into” Hodgson but he always made it clear that should the Liverpool job become available, he wanted it!

Having secured the Anfield job and spent in the region of £107 million over the last 12 months, things are certainly not going well for the “reds.”

The new signings – not all down to Dalglish – have not exactly set the world alight and much more had been expected from Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam, Stuart Downing and Jordan Henderson.

The club’s Director of Football, Damien Comolli, must also be prepared to shoulder some of the blame for the poor results.

Dalglish has constantly claimed that all Liverpool needs is a big of luck, but the problems clearly go much deeper than that.

For many pundits, the possible sacking of Kenny Dalglish would be unthinkable, but the club’s American owners are now running out of patience, so it will be interesting what the final outcome will be over the next few weeks.

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