Kenny Dalglish staying as Liverpool FC pledge full support

On a day of surprise departures from the club, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has publicly expressed his support for the future of Kenny Dalglish as Reds manager.

Dalglish has come under increased pressure this season with poor form seeing them drop to eighth place in the league table, and a full 33 points behind leaders Manchester Utd.

And with Director of Football Damien Comolli leaving the club “by mutual consent” this morning, many fans began to question the security of Dalglish’s future.

But Dalglish is fully part of the club’s plans, along with Managing Director Ian Ayre and has the owner’s full support.

Werner told the club’s official website, “We’ve got great confidence in Kenny. We feel the team is going to make strides in the future and he enjoys our full support.

“We need to build a strong system under the first team. We’re hard at work identifying transfer targets and we will be better next year.”

Werner also shared some light on the departure of Comolli, hinting that the Frenchman didn’t agree with the rest of the senior staff at club’s transfer policy ideals.

He continued, “There was some disconnect on the implementation of that. That strategy is a strong one and it will continue.

“But when it’s time to act, we need to act. We’re coming close to the end of the season and the transfer window for the summer, and we felt it was important to make this change expeditiously.”

However, Comolli could still yet be replaced in his role as Director of Football with Werner leading the search party immediately.

“Part of the reason we made this decision now is because we want to start the process of finding an excellent replacement,” he added.

On Ayre’s position at the club, he mirrored his thoughts on Dalglish’s position. Werner said, “We believe the senior management is very strong, Ian Ayre is an outstanding managing director. His charge is to raise revenue so that we can put the resources into strengthening our football club. We’ve got great confidence in the other people in football operations, and so the answer is there will be no future changes of significance.”

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