LONDON: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as manager of the club in a dramatic move by the owners following a disappointing Premier League campaign. The 61-year-old Scot, who had returned for a second stint in January last year, paid the price for a dismal season which saw Liverpool finish 37 points behind champions Manchester City. The club’s American owners had given Dalglish more than £100 million to spend in the transfer market since he took over from the sacked Roy Hodgson in 2011. But expensive signings such as Andy Carroll, Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam have largely flopped, with Liverpool’s eighth place finish their worst season-ending position for nearly two decades.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 17th, 2012.
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