Kenny Dalglish: Why Shouldn't His Position Be Up for Discussion?

Devil in a New DressSenior Writer IJanuary 21, 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14:  Liverpool Manager Kenny Dalglish looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield on January 14, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Liverpool FC manager Kenny Dalglish is slowly but surely becoming unsuitable for his job.

Are folk even allowed to say that or are we still in "you'll never walk alone" mode where no one is allowed an iota of original thought, huh?

What does it say about the severity of the groupthink currently ravaging Liverpool FC that after more than £110 million was spent on players since January last year—that's a period of less than a year—there is still zero protest at the team's numerous under par performances.

What does it say that out of the more than £110 million spent, the vaguest hint of Liverpool money well spent comes from Craig Bellamy, a 30-plus-year-old? What does it say about ambition and sensibility that Liverpool's focus in the transfer window was Charlie Adam—of all people—who was as clear as day a reminder of the colossal flop that is Manchester United's Michael Carrick?

What does it say that the two most expensive and ineffective strikers in the Premier League, Fernando Torres and Andy Carroll, both share the common denominator of being managed by Kenny Dalglish?

What does it say that after more than £110 million spent in the last year, Steven Gerrard still remains Liverpool's best player?

What do you call a manager who is so blinded by old fashioned ideals that he convinced himself that shunning foreign players for local British players in order to fabricate "team spirit" was worth dumping Aquilani and selling Meireles?

What do you call that? Out of touch? Vain? Reality check needed?

Give me a break. Demba Ba and Scott Parker would've cost £5 million. Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson cost £51 million.

I mean, when the Bolton Wanderers team of 2011/12 is the reason why you're third up on Match of the Day, it says a lot.

It says, for one, that Kenny Dalglish's position as Liverpool manager should at least be up for discussion. Surely, this being a free country and all, we're up to that.