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Roy Hodgson became the shortest reigning manager when he was sacked after only 31 games in charge at Liverpool. This included 18 games in the Premier League where a lack of form and attacking prowess meant he struggled to gain a stranglehold on his players, the fans and the results.
In total, the side gained only 25 points out of a possible 60 in his 20 games in charge. As a return rate, this meant that the side under Hodgson had a success rate of 41.7 percent.
It is certain that the results had begun to improve but the 3-1 defeat in January against Blackburn was the final straw. If Hodgson had remained at the club and poor success rate had continued, then Liverpool would have ended up on 48 points, finishing a lowly ninth place.
It is not the relegation battle that many were concerned about, yet you could not have imagined the side to play in the same vein that they played in under Kenny Dalglish.
And so, King Kenny took over a seemingly sinking ship. He moulded a collection of individual but lost and bewildered talents into a team who could attack effectively and produce results.
There is obviously still some way to go but from his 18 games in the league in charge of Liverpool, the side claimed 33 points from a possible 54 under Dalglish. This transfers into a 61.1 percent success rate in points earned, leaving us to ponder what could have happened with Dalglish at the helm from the offset.
And what if Kenny had managed from the start with that success rate? Well, the team would have totalled 70 points and ended only one point shy of second and third-placed Chelsea and Manchester City.
This is of course the reason why Liverpool plans have and realistically should be optimistic about next season as it proves they are more than capable of challenging at the top with a further strengthened squad.