Date: 19th July 2011 at 11:29am
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The last couple of years has been a trying time for anyone who calls themselves a Red.
Following the best possible display of a title challenge against Manchester United in 2008-09 (including victories against them from a goal down, both home and away) Liverpool fell by the wayside in Rafa Benitez’s last season in charge.

Failed to progress through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, finished outside the top 4 in the premiership, got knocked out of the FA Cup by Reading, and agonisingly lost to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semis, thanks to a last gasp away goal by Diego Forlan.

Be fair, even when Forlan couldn’t kick straight at a tree in a forest (references to his flop Manchester United days) he still managed to score at Anfield.

Focusing back on Liverpool, last year was worse than the previous. Personally I never held against Roy Hodgson, but somehow things just went wrong and stayed there for the majority of his 6 month tenure.
Then came HE. The one fans worship as a Messiah. The one who enjoys cult status among anyone who’s dared to call themselves a Liverpool supporter. In fact you’d probably get chucked out of any of the billions of Liverpool supporters clubs or gathering across Britain and the world, if you didn’t like this man. He, who means as much to the KOP as Alfredo DiStefano and Ference Puschkas means to Real Madrid. He who’s called Kenny Dalglish a.k.a King Kenny.

Somehow the team found it’s feet again under him. In a team mainly comprised of right footers, Kenny must’ve robbed Daniel Day Lewis to complete the look for those players. Then the Carroll and Suarez transfer caused a global stir, Suarez dribbling circles around the Manchester United defence in March made the world sit up and notice Anfield again, Andy Carroll’s bullet precise left foot shot past Manchester City’s Joe Hart gave new hope to all those wearing the new no. 9 replica shirts.

Now it’s fair to say, Dalglish has gone a bit over the top with his spending spree this summer, backed by new owner John Henry. £20 million on Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing each, and another £8 million on Charlie Adam has been flagged up as perhaps a bit much, when you add that to the £50 million plus shopping spree in January.

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6 responses to “Liverpool midfielder has to prove his critics wrong”

  1. Adam Shapiro says:

    Who are you to say that KK’s spending is over the top?

    Is it your money?

    No! So shut up, sit tight and enjoy the ride!

  2. Oh! Dear says:

    Who keep writting krap article(s) on this website? People will always talk shit about our signings! Ignore ’em. Simple as!

  3. Exasperated ! says:

    An article steeped in The Murdock Medias shite & pure ignorance of the game of soccer & of our clubs History .
    The first time in history our new players click ?
    What about the last time Kenny bought a forward (Aldridge) in Jauuary followed by 3 big name signings in the Summer ( Houghton , Beardsley & Barnes ) ?
    We won the league & played probably the best attacking football ever played by a Liverpool side !
    It was obviously some 15 year old foreigner who has just found out about the Game of Soccer & found his way onto a PC to tell the world all about it .
    Downing cost less than half of what Torres cost , 1/4 of what Ronaldo cost , the same as what Rameriez cost Chelsea , less than what Millner cost City how is that a lot ?
    Henderson is the best 20 year old in the League without question & cost £5 million less than what City paid for the unproven Balotelli who has since proven himself inconsistent , temperamental & just not really very good at all, for my money Henderson is a better attacking player than young Wilshire at Arsenal .

  4. rajiv says:

    First time the team has gelled? how old you dude? 10? Cant you remeber the legendary sides of 86? dont you understand bout 20 years ago liverpool was to the first division what united has been to the epl?

  5. andrew says:

    I think people who have no clue as to the history of english football should NOT write about it.

  6. Abhijan Barua says:

    It’s true about the class of 86 and the Dalglish’s signings then working wonders, no denying that.

    That was 25 years ago though. I was merely observing the recent history of signings when players have arrived, left fans salivating at the prospect of seeing them play for Liverpool, only for them fizzle out without much impact.

    Of the top of the head – Joe Cole, Fernando Morientes, Jermaine Pennant, Boudewijn Zenden, Andej Voronin.

    20 years ago we did what United has done in recent years. Keyword – 20 years ago.

    I was more worried about what we’ve done the last few years and what we can do, with any luck, over the next few years.

    Think you’ll find we’re all on the same side, and I tear my hair out worse than anyone else in the country when Liverpool don’t do well.