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Dalglish backs Reds owners

2012-05-17 13:14

London - Kenny Dalglish called on Liverpool's supporters to rally behind the club on Thursday following his shock sacking as manager of the Premier League giants.

Liverpool legend Dalglish was fired as manager on Wednesday after a disappointing campaign that saw the club post their worst league finish for 18 years and their lowest points tally since 1953/54.

However despite anger in some quarters about the abrupt nature of the 61-year-old's dismissal, Dalglish told the Liverpool Echo on Thursday that fans needed to show support to the club's American owners, the Fenway Sports Group.

"I would hope nobody would prejudge things now," Dalglish told the Echo.

"The owners have their own reasons for doing what they have done.

"They came in to help the club at a time when it wasn't in a great condition.

"They have improved it, taken it forward and are doing the best they can.

"Liverpool is still a great football club, still a club that should believe in whoever is going to come in after myself.

"The supporters, not just for myself but for everyone else, have always been fantastically supportive of the team and that should not change."

Dalglish meanwhile defended his legacy as manager, saying his successor would have a talented squad to work with.

Several of Dalglish's signings - most notably Stewart Downing, Jordan Henderson and Andy Carroll - struggled to settle at Anfield this season, contributing to the Scottish manager's demise.

"You cannot underestimate the pressure that is on a boy who comes to play for Liverpool," Dalglish said.

"But in the first year, what they have done has been a credit.

"There is now a great foundation to build on and to move forward with.

"Taking aside the decision made about myself, for four players to be in Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2012 and for Jordan Henderson to be on standby as well is a great credit to the players."

AFP

Comments
  • mandell.reitz1 - 2012-05-17 14:16

    PLEASE fellow LIVERPUDLIANS let's us rally behind FSG!!! Its because of them that WE still a Premier league side and a proud one!!!! FSG know WHAT they r doing!!! What if we didn't get their backing then WE would be certainly in the Championship today!!!! Let's support them...the reason why they have to let the King go was to get a new manager a.s.a.p cause the transfer window is almost on hand!!!! BELIEVE IN FSG AS THEY BELIEVED IN US IN OUR TIME OF NEED!!!! We WILL thank them @ the end of next season when WE WILL qaulify for the champions league!!!! Good times are almost on hand.....WE ARE LIVERPOOL!!!!! #YNWA#

  • Bantu - 2012-05-18 07:00

    After the Saurez saga I lost much respect for u.Go now I certainly wont remember you.

  • Sharmilen - 2012-05-18 13:04

    mandell.reitz1 I am not a Liverpool supporter but I have to say....you have no idea what you are talking about. After reading your post....I would seriously opt to read a foreign language. Go educate yourself on football among other things!!

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