Liverpool news

Speculation mounts over Dalglish future

May 16, 2012
By ESPN staff

Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has reportedly failed to receive any assurances about his long-term future from the club's owners during recent talks in the United States.

Kenny Dalglish
PA PhotosKenny Dalglish led Liverpool to their worst top-flight points total since three points for a win was introduced in 1981

Dalglish, 61, has endured a miserable Premier League season, leading the Reds to an eigth-placed finish - the club's joint-worst in the past 50 years.

The Scot did, however, guide Liverpool to their first piece of silverware since 2006 as they beat Cardiff in the Carling Cup final and is adored by supporters for his starring role as a player and then manager during his first spell at Anfield, which ended in 1991.

Since returning to the club last January, Dalglish has spent big on players such as Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing, but has thus far failed to replicate his earlier successes with the Merseysiders.

Some of Liverpool's fans have now begun to question whether Dalglish is the right man to lead the club forward, and it appears the owners share their concerns.

The former Scotland international flew to Boston on Monday to meet with principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner but is believed to have received no guarantees that he will still be in charge of the team for the start of the 2012-13 season, and subesquently flew straight home on Tuesday.

Liverpool's owners have previously been vocal in their support for Dalglish, and the current silence emanating from Fenway Sports Group is regarded as a worrying sign for the veteran manager.