Kenny Dalglish’s arrival as the new Liverpool manager has been welcomed by a large majority of the fans but there is no time for Kenny to go on a ‘honeymoon’ and he has to get stuck in straight away. There is no harder way to start your first day at a job than a trip to Old Trafford. But now we have gotten that out of the way and we look ahead to what the rest of the season has to offer.
We all had expected for Kenny to start making some signings in the January transfer window in order to boost our squad but Kenny has not bought any players yet but instead he had made his first signing and it was in the coaching department. The arrival of Steve Clarke as a first team coach could prove to be a master stroke of genius by King Kenny. Two days into his job and he already managed to lure Clarke to come help him in the coaching setup.
Clarke is a very well respected coach / assistant manager in the game having been the assistant manager to Jose Mourinho when he was at Chelsea. He won the Premier League twice, League Cup twice and the FA Cup in his role as a managerial assistant, now Clarke will be working under Dalglish and Sammy Lee and those three give me a feel of a modern day ‘Liverpool Bootroom’. Many people have questioned Dalglish’s ability in his current position as he has been out of football management for a long time. The game is still the same i.e. the team with the most goals wins but tactics and new training methods have come along and that is why I feel Clarke is the best man to help Dalglish in this regard.
I firmly believe that we have a very capable back room staff in place now and it is time to make some player signings to compliment them and the current team.