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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:10

Chelsea Wins the FA Cup and Highlights the Woeful State of Kenny’s Liverpool

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Congratulations to Chelsea and Roberto Di Matteo for winning the FA Cup against Liverpool, which really emphasized the failings of Liverpool both as a squad and managerial direction and strategy.

With regards to punters having any interest in cashing in of the game, it was totally obvious that Chelsea was the team to support and online betting for The Blues kept poring in right up to the kick off.

Everyone in the footballing world knows what Kenny Dalglish is to Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool paid £440K to get Kenny to the club from Celtic in 1977, and his stay at Liverpool saw one the best periods of success for the club has ever experienced. King Kenny won 7 League Titles, 3 European Cups and 5 domestic trophies. He then became a player-manager of Liverpool in 1985 and stayed in the role for 6 years, winning 3 League Titles and 2 FA Cups. Then finally resigned in 1991.

Kenny Dalgleish lives and breathes Liverpool Football Club, and no one can ever doubt his love and loyalty to the club and its supporters. However, this season's performance, especially in the Premier League does bring into question whether he is indeed the right man for the job. Managing in the Premier League is not easy, the game has moved on from when Kenny reigned supreme. One thing was perfectly clear from looking at the FA Cup Final and it was Liverpool was out of their depth with regards to strategy and ability.

This makes it clear that not only does the club require money for new players, but it maybe that Kenny just does not have what it takes to out-wit and play against the best minds in the game from a purely managerial perspective. The 61 year old looked broken after the loss at Wembley, and maybe that FA Cup trophy would have been able to cover up some of deficiencies of the squad, but the loss just highlighted everything wrong at the club.

Doubts are beginning to appear with supporters and sporting pundits, as this year's performance in the League tells the true state of affairs. Liverpool are lying 8th the League, a massive 34 points behind the top of the table, having only won 13 games and scored 43 goals. The decision for John W Henry and his Board is whether to carry on with Kenny, or admit that the job is just beyond his capability. One thing is for sure, Liverpool will not be the club it was for a long time to come.....