By Joseph Milord
And so, it has come to this. 22 years after Kenny Dalglish left his throne vacant, with Liverpool still high upon the mountain top of world football, the Reds have been left staring at the dawn of a new, but uncertain, era after the second coming of the king failed to deliver the success of his first. Charged with the task of ushering the club into said era has been the youthful Brendan Rodgers, a man whose past is highlighted by, amongst other things, his tenure as a coach at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho, and whose obsession with ball retention has instantly made Liverpool a club to keep a keen eye on.
It may have taken a terrible league position, their worst in 18 years, and some controversial backlash which invited axe wielding - sacking King Kenny Dalglish was never going to be straightforward - to prompt the club into making their most recent managerial appointment. But in many ways, this is exactly where the club’s owners want the club to be.