Since Kenny Dalglish took over the managerial hotseat at Anfield there has been great improvements made on the pitch and off the pitch.
We have bought good players with potential and hunger to win trophies. Many people have said recently Kenny has paid inflated prices for players in the two transfer windows since he has been in charge. I can see why they feel this is the case but I have news for the doubters, Liverpool fans don’t care about money. We are back playing the Liverpool way of pass and move. If we are up a couple of goals we still push forward. I can’t explain how happy I am to see this. For too many years under Houllier and Benitez we went one up and sat back the rest of the match hoping to snatch another goal on the counter attack.
Kenny has seen what many LFC fans have for years. We needed width as we played with wingers who weren’t really wingers i.e Benayoun, Kuyt, Cole, Degen etc. These players tried but their instinct was to cut inside the opposing full-back everytime. Kenny bought Downing and finally it looks like we can stretch teams more.
Kenny has identified that we needed pace and bought Downing, Enrique, Suarez and Bellamy.
He has also played Kuyt as a centre forward not on the right wing where Dirk did a job but was never going to be the answer on the right side of a Liverpool midfield.
Enrique has also signed to fill a left-back position that has been a problem since Riise was allowed to leave the club for a nominal fee only to be replaced by Dossena or Insua.
He has cleared out the deadwood and reduced a massive squad full of players who should never have got near wearing a Liverpool shirt.
At times last season I was struggling to watch my beloved Reds as they were so poor. Kenny has brought belief back to our players and supporters.
Off the pitch improvements have impressed me especially during the summer.
Gone are the days of the last few years where LFC have washed their dirty linen in the press. Kenny’s press conferences are outstanding. He refuses to comment on transfer targets and any other club business that has not been completed. Under Rafa he seemed to use these opportunities to show he wasn’t happy with his transfer budget etc. I can understand his hands were tied to some extent but the great managers of the past knew that club business was done behind closed doors.
Kenny is old school and Liverpool is engrained in him.