So King Kenny thinks the Premiership doesn't matter. What counts, he claims, is cups. That's why £135m has been spent in the transfer market, to bring back to Anfield the League Cup - a trophy won last season by the mighty Birmingham City - and possibly the FA Cup - although Chelsea might have something to say about that even as they chase a Champions League semifinal place this season and a berth in next season's competition. Meanwhile Arsenal will finish the season without a trophy but look increasingly likely to be sitting again at the top table of Europe next season, whilst Liverpool eat in European football's equivalent of Macdonalds, the Europa League.
But where's the harm in that? The Europa League is easier to win than the Champions League so, following Dalglish's logic that it is winning pots that counts, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs should be battling to finish out of the top four at the moment, with the dream of Europa League qualification guaranteed by finishing in fifth!
The defeat at QPR said it all. Kenny shook his head after the game and told the world that it was a mystery how Liverpool had lost the game. They were the better team. They dominated most of the match. They played the better football. They created the better chances. The trouble is, they scored twice and QPR, who had previously only beaten 9 man Chelsea and bottom of the table Wigan at home, scored three. What a bugger Kenny!
The Liverpool defending on Wednesday was embarrassing and the mental fragility displayed terrifying. Last season, even Grant led West Ham managed to turn over Liverpool at Upton Park as Dalglish's Northern Softies revealed their tendency to fall apart when travelling south of the Watford Gap! But three goals in thirteen minutes? Against QPR? This took rolling over and dying to a new level of humiliation.
Kenny however is busy polishing his Carling Cup confused by the foul smelling yellow fluid that keeps appearing inside it after the club's former greats pay a visit to the Anfield trophy room. Liverpool host the mighty Wigan today and, amazingly, the football world would not be stunned if the game ended up as a 1-1 draw; that's how far the Reds have fallen!
Like Allardyce, Dalglish keeps insisting that the results do not reflect performances but like Allardyce, Dalglish has built a side that cannot turn "domination" into goals. The Scousers are still defending King Kenny so Henry can't sack him yet but with the Scot claiming he needs another £50m to turn the club into a major force again, big questions will surely be asked in the Boardroom soon. Maybe, just maybe, a sideways move will be engineered in the summer, or the King will be encouraged to abdicate, walking off into the sunset with his precious League Cup tucked under his arm.