So far this season Liverpool fans have had anything but a happy season. 6 points from 8 games, sitting joined bottom of the Premier League is not where many fans of the Reds expected them to be and while the saga surrounding new ownership seems to have been resolved, how can Liverpool go about now changing their fortunes on the pitch?
While results have not been what many Liverpool fans would have hoped at the start of the season, the recent defeat away to Everton in the Merseyside derby on Sunday was the final straw for many who now believe drastic changes must be made immediately.
Manager Roy Hodgson brought a strong reputation to the Liverpool post, having achieved a lot of success throughout Europe with a host of clubs, reaching the Europa League final last season with pervious club Fulham. However, this reputation has brought about very little improvement at Anfield and while the former Inter Milan boss has seemingly had very little time to make his own mark on the Merseyside club, poor performances and discontent from the fans seems to suggest that Hodgson’s time at the helm of the club may be almost at an end.
New owner John W. Henry has given little indication as to his future plans for Liverpool football club but given his history with Major League Baseball side the Boston Red Sox, the American is more than capable of making the tough decisions and necessary changes should they be needed.
An obvious replacement for Hodgson, if only for the short term would be the appointment of Liverpool legend and current Club Ambassador Kenny Dalglish to the managerial role, even if it was merely in the form of a caretaker role until the end of the season.
The 59 year olds experience, lifting the Premier League title with Blackburn Rovers in 1995, as well as his popularity amongst the Liverpool faithful would make him an ideal replacement to help the Reds salvage what is left of their season and ensure that they are nowhere near the drop zone come the end of the campaign.
When he took control of the club, Roy Hodgson asked the fans to judge his performance after 10 games in charge and with almost that number up in terms of league games, the feedback for Roy is anything but warm. If Liverpool are to prevent losing their biggest names as well the reputation as one of the Premier League’s elite, something must change and the most obvious choice is to replace the manager and set the ship right again to move forward and up the table.
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