Whilst idly scrolling through my favourited tweets, I stumbled across an old one from Italian football writer Gabriele Marcotti. It certainly struck a chord with me in view of this week’s events:
Dalglish: 44 league games in current stint. 74 points. More than Rafa (65), Houllier (63), Evans (68) + Souness (68) at same stage.
Dalglish must have been doing a good job then. When was that tweet posted?
18 March 2012.
Kenny Dalglish somehow went from the most successful start to a Premier League reign by any Liverpool manager (which covers over one full season, don’t forget), to fired within two months. Clearly the Reds’ poor form over Dalglish’s final league games in charge weighed more heavy in the minds of John W Henry and co. than his very impressive start did.
If ever a new manager needed to fly out of the traps, it must surely be the next man in charge at Anfield. Whoever it turns out to be, I wish them good luck in trying to beat the King’s impressive early record.
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