Monday, 24 January 2011

Return of the King

Living Liverpool Legend "King" Kenny Dalglish Returns as Manager of LFC

by Rhydon Atzenhoffer
January 24, 2011

It has been a month nearly since my last post and my apologies for the delay. It was nice to take a few weeks off to reflect upon all that has been happening at Liverpool and to try and truly refocus my thoughts on the matter. It seems not only was I doing the same thing. In the passing time the Roy Hodgson Era has ended, and to many it seems long overdue. The former Fulham boss just didn’t seem to have what it takes to handle the size of the club and the ability of the players.

After nearly six months in charge Hodgson turned the Reds into what looked like a model of Fulham. Non attack minded, toothless in either offense of defense, and if we have a lead then defend defend defend. The problem for Hodgson is that sitting mid-table on Merseyside doesn’t cut it. Liverpool aren’t Fulham, they are the most successful club in English Footballing history, and needed someone that knows what that means.

Re-enter Kenny Dalglish. Appointed by Rafa Benitez to maintain the youth system before the departure of the Spaniard to Inter over the summer, The King made great statement to the love he has always held for the club, and to be a part of Liverpool once again was a dream. Now once again Dalglish has the opportunity to put his stamp on his already tremendously acclaimed Liverpool Legacy.

With only hours at the reigns it is understandable that his first game in charge against Manchester United didn’t come off with a victory and it was a shame to loose Gerard, and the match to whims of the referee. The following loss at Blackpool did not show to much either but you could start to see the players playing with a little more belief. The Merseyside Derby against Everton should have been the Reds hands down but sometimes the cards just don’t fall right. However, the tide finally looks to have turned with the defeat of Wolverhampton in what was a clinical attacking display by the Reds after the first 20-minutes of back and forth from the fighting Wolves.

Now with 4 matches under his belt, a renewed vigor instilled in his charges, a new coach running training, and 4 points out of his first three games in the EPL, the King looks to have his men firing on all cylinders, and with the last week of the transfer window looking to have loads of movement for the Liverpool giants, things are once again getting exciting, and Reds fans everywhere are screaming, "it’s about time!"

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