I have never been a fan of having a Director of Football at a club and when I heard that Damien Comolli was taking over that position at Liverpool I was worried. All too often, the role of a manager and a Director of Football are not clarified well and that often tends to lead to the manager feeling that the Director of Football is incharge of him. I certainly hope that we do not have that problem at Liverpool between Comolli and Dalglish. So far the signs look good and we are set to have a fruitful relationship between the two.
Comolli is going to be a critical part of the puzzle this summer at Liverpool as he is going to play a key part in signing new players and getting rid of the dead wood. Comolli has gotten off to a good start so far as he has managed to convince Pepe Reina to stay at Liverpool. Many of us had feared that Reina may leave this summer as he searched to be part of a team that challenged for trophies and titles. Comolli must have told Reina that Liverpool are planning to spend big this summer in order to build a squad that will challenge next season. Whatever Comolli told Reina, it worked as the Spanish stopper said, “Recently I have talked with Comolli, asking about the future, and I believe in the club and this project. I am happy here.”
“We know how much work there is to be done, but I believe we are in the right place and we are going in the right direction. Next season will be more positive.
“The quicker we improve, the better for the club, but we cannot change overnight. The owners are preparing a big summer and hopefully the players that come in will improve the squad.”