Come on, £100miillion spent and Liverpool are languishing in seventh place, ten points behind fifth placed Chelsea and 18 points behind hated rivals Man Utd. Newcastle, who mugged Dalglish off when selling him Carroll for a ludicrous £35m, have a five point buffer over the once mighty Reds, and Sunderland, who saw Dalglish coming when they demanded £20m for Henderson, are just two points behind after their victory over the Scousers yesterday. In fact, Everton, who operate on a shoestring, are now just two points shy of their mega spending neighbours, and Woy's West Bwom are only four points behind. Bloody hell, Swansea and Norwich are only three points adrift!
Now tell me that any other manager of Liverpool FC wouldn't have been sacked by now given these circumstances! Dalglish is living on past glories, a living legend who is turning Liverpool into a joke. I know the Scousers will gloat about the League Cup and claim they could yet win the FA Cup too, but that's not the point. Liverpool didn't invest £100m to win cups, they invested £100m to become a major force in the Premiership, and they are a million miles away from that.
The truth is, Dalglish belongs in the past. His attitude towards Suarez said it all. Racism was tolerated when Dalglish was one of the lads, it was a joke, something the "Sooties" had to take on the chin. No wonder he couldn't understand what all the fuss was about and why he backed the Uruguayan right down the line, shaming a once great club in the process.
This Liverpool team remains gutless. They don't play for the shirt because, Gerrard apart, they have no links to the City and its people. This may be Anfield, but Anfield is just a cash dispenser to this bunch! But what has Dalglish done about it? Time and again he has made excuses, blaming bad luck, the officials and injuries. In the style of a typical Scouser, Dalglish seems to think the whole world has it in for him and, because he is "one of their own", the good people of the City insist he is innocent despite all the evidence to the contrary.
The question is, how far do Liverpool have to fall before Dalglish walks or is shoved? A certain Fabio Capello is available at the moment. Martin O'Neill would have jumped at the job had it been offered. Jose might even be tempted. Does anybody, even in Liverpool, seriously believe that these three guys wouldn't be a better option?