Liverpool Breaking News: Manager Kenny Dalglish Sacked

Michael KohCorrespondent IIIMay 16, 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 08:  Manager Kenny Dalglish gives instructions during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 8, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Sky Sports and BBC Sports have tweeted that Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has been sacked as of today.

The Scot was depicted as in limbo between leaving and getting the backing of the owners after he declared that he was not going to leave Liverpool. Shortly after, he was called to meet with Fenway Sports Group in the United States.

The Daily Mail reported Dalglish's uncertain future and him leaving the post before the day was over. They seem to be correct as Matt Lawton of The Daily Mail reports that FSG gave Dalglish the boot.

This comes as not a surprise to Liverpool fans, although many—including myself—thought he would have another season to improve upon the ailing squad.

Liverpool finished eighth this season with 51 points from 38 games. This is the lowest they have placed since 40 years of top-flight football. 

Ex-Reds Dietmar Hamann expressed fear and uncertainty regarding Liverpool's future

It's a worrying time for Liverpool—the most important summer for them.

If they don't make the right decisions, we may not see Champions League football at Anfield for the next five or 10 years, which is a very likely scenario at the moment.

The owners need to make a decision whether he [Dalglish] is the man to take the club forward. The improvement has to come from somewhere because, whatever people say, it has been a disappointing season.

Apparently to FSG, Dalglish was not the right man to take Liverpool forward.

After Kenny Dalglish's departure, Liverpool is missing a head of press, director of football and a manager.

What are your thoughts on Dalglish getting fired? 

Update: Liverpool FC has officially announced the news.