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Liverpool fire Roy Hodgson

This is AnfieldLiverpool have put manager Roy Hodgson out of his misery by firing him after only six months in charge and replacing him with Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish, who will manage Liverpool for the rest of the season.

Hodgson won only seven of 20 Premier League games and Liverpool are only four points clear of the relegation zone after losing three of their last four games.

A statement on the Liverpool web site from NESV owner John Henry read:

“We are grateful for Roy’s efforts over the past six months, but both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down from his position as team manager. We wish him all the best for the future.”

Anfield legend Dalglish first game in charge will be Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Old Trafford. Dalglish won eight league titles with Liverpool as a player and manager, taking charge of the club for a six-year spell between 1985 and 1991. He also helped the Anfield side to three European Cup triumphs.

“We are delighted that Kenny Dalglish has agreed to step in and manage the team for Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Old Trafford and for the remainder of the season” said Henry. “Kenny was not just a legendary footballer, he was the third of our three most successful managers – three giants. We are extraordinarily fortunate and grateful that he has decided to step in during the middle of this season.”

If you are a Liverpool fan, are you happy with the return of Dalglish?

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