Kenny Dalglish To Take Over as Liverpool FC's Caretaker Manager

Nabeel KhokharCorrespondent IJune 3, 2010

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08:  Kenny Dalglish looks on prior to the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final second leg match between Liverpool and Benfica at Anfield on April 8, 2010 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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It appears that the six-year reign of Rafael Benitez at Liverpool Football Club has entered its final stages and that it is now, more than likely, that the Spaniard will be leaving Anfield.

News has been filtering through the media that the board has been in emergency talks last night and this morning. A statement is expected in the very near future and it appears that Benitez could be vacating his position within the next 48 hours.

Unsurprising, very little has been heard from Benitez himself, who is currently holidaying with his family.

However, his agent Manuel Garcia Quilon did issue a statement yesterday saying that they were not saying anything more than what was being said, and that they were not saying anything.

It has been reported that the club have made a compensation offer to Benitez that is far less than his contractual entitlement.

Further news and comments are expected from Anfield in the coming days. However, currently there has been no speculation or official announcements of a possible full-time successor to Benitez.

However, there have been reports that Anfield hero Kenny Dalglish will be appointed as caretaker manager until a permanent replacement is found.

King Kenny's managerial credibility and credentials to manage Liverpool Football Club, in the interim period, are unquestionable. He would be the obvious and the fans' favorite for the post in the short term and quite possibly for the long term too.

The fate of the Liverpool manager who led the English giants to their historic fifth European Cup triumph on that momentous night in Istanbul in May 2005 now hangs in the balance.

It is more than likely that Liverpool fans have sadly seen the last of Rafael Benitez as manager of Liverpool Football Club.

But in Dalglish, they can rest assured that their beloved club will be in the best of hands before being handed over to the new man that takes over this most prestigious of posts.