Come in number 7, your time is up! He was King Kenny as a player and as a manager first time around, but the game has moved on and left Dalglish trailing in its wake.
£135m spent, and for what? A piss pot of a trophy and the dream of the FA Cup. Dalglish may feel that trophies matter most, but the accountants disagree. Whilst Dalglish offers distractions, Manchester United are being offered the title on a plate. And with Chelsea and Arsenal weak this year, 2011-12 was the chance for Liverpool to climb back into the Champions League box seat. The failure to do so is a terrible indictment of the club and its management, especially after all that money was spent.
Meanwhile Newcastle, minus Carroll, Barton and Nolan - the team's nucleus many thought - are level on points with Chelsea and have an outside chance of overhauling Tottenham and Arsenal. What a fantastic job Pardew has done! And he must have reduced the wage bill and be showing a profit on transfer dealings whilst about it! And what did Pardew ever achieve as a player?
It's time for Dalglish to step aside and Liverpool fans in increasing numbers are beginning to recognise the fact. Time it right, and the club might even capture Allardyce as his replacement!