Liverpool’s owner John W. Henry has hailed Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish and the transformation that the club has undergone since Dalglish’s appointment last month.
Henry believes that the change in style and philosophy at the club under Dalglish are more in keeping with the club’s ideals than under the previous management of Roy Hodgson, and that is why he and the board decided to dispense with the services of the former Fulham manager.
The reds have won their last four Premier league games on the spin, without conceding a goal, and Henry has been very impressed with the team’s new-look style of play.
“The philosophy we were playing under didn’t seem to suit the club and we knew we had to make a change,” said Henry, speaking about Hodgson’s time at the club, before Liverpool beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
“We knew we wanted to change the type of football we were playing, we wanted to move to a much more positive pass-and-move philosophy.
“We also knew we wanted to have a caretaker so to speak, we didn’t want to be forced into an immediate decision.
“I talked with Kenny about it and said we needed someone to come in for six months and stabilise the club on the field and the club in general.
“But I can’t imagine how anyone can be more beloved by fans, not just for what he accomplished on the field but off the field through some very difficult times for the club and supporters (a reference to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster).
“I know for a long time now he has wanted to be in this position so it is a great thing for the club, for Kenny, for us.”