Kenny Dalglish will sit in the opposition dugout for Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford on Sunday, with the visitors having sacked Roy Hodgson. The 59-year-old Scot will take charge of Liverpool for the first time in 20 years, and more than a decade since his last serious job. Whether the move will inspire a hopeless Liverpool outfit is another question.
That Liverpool chose to sack Hodgson little more than 24 hours before a key fixture says much for the new management installed at Anfield. NESV’s appointment of a man with no taste of success in 15 years is perhaps even more telling. Indeed, since Dalslish’s last silverware, Ferguson has secured two European Cups, the Premier League on nine occasions, together with three FA Cups, among other trophies.
No friend of Dalglish, Sir Alex Ferguson will certainly relish the chance to put one over an old adversary in tomorrow lunchtime’s FA Cup third round tie. With a promise to pick a strong side – having been embarrassed by Leeds United at the same stage last season – Ferguson hopes to profit from the chaos down the East Lancs Road.
“The FA Cup is a tournament you can never be sure about,” Ferguson said.
“We made a mistake last year of picking a team that we thought would be good enough to beat Leeds. We had a reminder that the FA Cup has shocks in it. We had one last year and we hope we don’t get it this year.
“I think I picked the wrong team last year. In hindsight I could have picked a stronger team. I won’t be making that mistake this time. Hopefully I don’t pick the wrong team this time.
“It’s a tournament which you can’t take for granted. We did last year and we got a reminder. It’s the first time I’d lost a first-round tie since I came to the club. It didn’t sit well with me. I was sick for a few days, I didn’t enjoy it.”
Despite the promise, Ferguson could be without Edwin van der Sar, Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes and John O’Shea for the tie. van der Sar sat out United’s last two matches but will only return if he recovers from a bout of flu. Meanwhile, Rooney has a sore ankle and will face a late fitness tests before any involvement is confirmed. Scholes and O’Shea miss out once again.
Not that Ferguson will be unduly concern by Liverpool’s form, with the visitors lying 11 places behind United in the Premier League and having one just once in the last five. The side’s thrashing at Blackburn Rovers last week proved the final straw for Hodgson.
Nor does Dalglish’s side have any kind of record at Old Trafford, having lost six of the last seven matches played at Old Trafford, including a 3-2 defeat in September.
Yet history says the game will have an edge the team’s respective league positions does not merit. Indeed, with Steven Gerrard and Fernando Torres little short of abysmal this season, it will be no surprise if the pair finally adds the effort to undoubted talent tomorrow. Such is the hand Hodgson was given during an ill-fated six months on Merseyside.
“It’s the history between the two teams,” said United legend Ryan Giggs of the teams rivalry.
“When I was growing up Liverpool were winning everything. Obviously in the last fifteen years we’ve been winning the majority of leagues and cups. There’s that history and rivalry – both great teams with great traditions.
Indeed, Giggs adds that the FA Cup may prove a welcome relief for a Liverpool side that lies just five points off bottom.
“Form goes out the window when you are playing in the FA Cup,” Giggs told ITV.
“Liverpool probably see it as a break from the league, a break from the pressures of their league form at the moment and a chance to get their season back on track.
“They’ve got world class players, they’ve got Gerrard, Torres, Pepe Reina in the team – all world class players. So, when you’re up against a team with players like that then you don’t take any team lightly.”
Still, the Welshman, who may sit out tomorrow’s game having played against West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City, will surely be deeply disappointed should United not comfortably progress tomorrow. Moreover, having not won the trophy since 2004, the Reds might just fancy a shot at the 139-year-old cup this year.
Liverpool – 451 – Reina; G Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Konchesky; Kuyt, Lucas, Poulsen, Cole; Gerrard; Torres. Subs from: Maxi, Ngog, Babel, Gulacsi, Kelly, Jovanovic, Kyrgiakos, Meireles, Aurelio, Pacheco, Wilson, Carragher, Spearing.
United – 442 – van der Sar; Rafael da Silva, Vidic, Ferdinand, Evra; Nani, Fletcher, Anderson, Obertan; Berbatov, Rooney. Subs from: Kuzszazk, Amos, Evans, Fabio, Brown, Smalling, arrick, Gibson, Macheda, Owen, Bébé, Obertan, Hernández
Referee: Howard Webb
Assistant referees: Peter Kirkup & Andy Garratt
Fourth official: Andre Marrinner
United – DWWDWW
Liverpool – WLDLWL
154 thoughts on “Dalglish in charge as Scouse visit”
Not you Ed!
Kenny Dalglish, the best ever player to grace these shores.
Better than Best. Better than Charlton. Better than Cantona. Better
Joy! Another deluded Dipper
Best Ever Manager Too?
I think they’re making too much of Dalglish coming to the rescue, and forgetting they actually have a game to play tomorrow.
They will come at us full of shit and gun powder… but no fuckin game plan at all.
Hard to know if it will work for them or against them… but it will be a much better game because of it.
Blackpool and Wolves beat these murdering twats at their B+Q flat pack shit stain of a ground and they’ve just been ripped a new butt hole at Blackburn.
“LETS GIVE THAT FUCKIN SHITHEAD DOGLEASH A NICE WELCOME BACK RECEPTION”
Don’t kiss your granny when she’s shaving!
can see a big effort from the dippers to come
but to no avail……united will not want a replay or another 3rd round exit and SAF will pick the right team to win
Donglish will get these cunts to play with bluster and like headless chickens – they will fight till the last moment
Fergus loves these games – he will be up for this – reckon Fergus will go to demolish the cunts. On paper its a no contest so it should be a root and branch demolition but it wont cos of the Donglish feel good factor – awesome game to come.
A perfect deluded delusion, typical of the whole club and fans
If Dalglish can’t get the best out of this bunch which has already costed Benitez and Roy their jobs…..what will the deluded scousers do next?
Force Paisley to manage the club?
With the scouse cunts,thats entirely possible.
he’s almost right, george best aside
as long as gaz nev doesnt start, it will be united’s day
True han, we don’t need red nev today, but at the end of the game he can run up to them again, and kiss the badge lol.
To tell the truth. I think I’d rather play Nev today…
This game could get very physical, maybe even nasty… why risk Rafa, when you’ve got Neville for cannon fodder?
excellent point, plus WUM factor goes into overdrive….would be funny
kuntshite rafa rio evans evra nani fletchshite bollockless giggs hernandez berbashite
those dipping cunts think they have already won the game judging by the comments i’ve heard this morning
ffs i’m nervous but not deluded
daglish will get them playing for sure but united will be too strong today
listening on radio 5, some fantasy scouse dipper is saying the scouse will win the league in the near future – fuck rite off
please bring back nev
or even nev’s sister
No Vidic (rested – hopefully)
No Rooney (still injured)
any news on subs?
lets give that scottish twat a stressful game today – make him realise he can’t transform livershite overnite
dissapointed with that side… no bebe, so we are gonna lose
stick carrick in that position if you are that desperate
anyone but evans on current form
subs: Lindegaard, Smalling, Fabio Da Silva, Anderson, Gibson, Owen, Obertan
cheers mad red
come on united
hi Han, ready for some scouse bashing,
no cole for pool?
coles helping hodgson clear his desk
cant be much in that desk, it is Liverpool of all places, it been robbed by now.
aye mad red
probably put on bricks with it’s legs sawn off
Should be a great atmosphere… the Verrrmin will try to “YNWA” us to death, but they’re outnumbered near 10 to 1…
Game of the season for me so far… hope it lives up to it.
thiss is disgraceful from itv, they’ve not even said who king kennys liverpool are playing yet ‘normally we tell you the home teams lineup firsst but considering its king kennys first ggame…’
and now getting cunt owen to go on about liverpools history, ffs who are liverpool playing
owen scoring against the dippers would be so sweet
and just a fantasy i guess
SAF looking so young in the 1990s
I’m as surprised as to what motivated Fergie to pick Evans ahead of Smalling.
did my eyes deceive me just then?
SAF giving daglish a friendly pat in the tunnel?
he must be pissed…..
come on united
ha ha penalty!!!
1 up within a min
beglin is pig sick
I thought clive was a utd fan
poor passing from united
mostly from fletcher
can this scottish cunt stop giving it away
see ya g man
lol more misery, Gerrard sent off
now go on and score united
O happy day
Gerrar sent off …Carrick is good for summit afterall
not a single shot on or off target thus far from united
better from nani just then
they are there for the taking
come on united
If we dont beat this shower of cheatin scum then…..*fill in blanks*
should have made it 2-0
evans has had a pretty good half
shame he didn’t play like this at west ham
piss poor performance, evans has been good, bringing the ball out from the back well
fletcher and carrick, the usual diabolical dross
evans benefits from being next to rio
fletcher is pissing me off with his loose passing
carrick did achieve something in gee’s red card but other than that not too much
nani is back to his infuriating ways
berbs and sweet pea have been quiet but fuck all service from our midfield and the flanks have been poor too
gareth fuck my uncle up his anus southgate is talking bollocks again
why haven’t united put this game to bed?
no reason to make us all sweat ffs
bin dippers will still rate themselves no worries on that
need to get our midfield working
bring on son of predator soon i reckon
maybe even obertan – if evans has had a decent game then maybe there’s hope for baldrick too
fletcher and carrick have no excuse here, gerrards gone,
lucas and mereiles ffs
have to bring on Anderson, no creativity at all
giggsys fuckin great
this is gonna end 1-1 ffs
why does beglin never calls us utd or man utd its always manchester utd as if he’s trying to keep it as formal as possible
go hang your head in shame
two shocking passes by fergies bastard, two good opportunities ruined
FUCKIN FAFFING WHAT WAS THAT THYELL SCORE HERE
ffs the fookers cant score ffs
Hese pointless spells of back four. Possesion ten yards from our box that carrickss orchestratin are an embarrassment
carrick never goes up for a header if he sees an oppo player is going up for it as well, a disgrace
no ambition to score against ten men, 30 seconds of good play followed by 92 and a half minutes of shite
so nice to beat the scouse fucks
even better when we play shite and still win
but don’t know why another pen wasn’t given for the foul on evans and also the one on giggs
giggs should have got motm
berbs was good but giggs better
nani was out of touch with that match
evans needs to continue with that performance and get the confidence back
how long is the neanderthal banned for?
We need a new Roy Keane and a new Horseface up front
This game with them two would have been a rout for Stinkpool
Cant believe how careless the midfield is and how “luckless” the attackers are!
oops 3 games
clueless midfield not luckless attack today
saints away in 4th round
Aye… will be another 1:0 1:1
When pool went down to 10 men,I thought to myself that there would be nothing now to stop us from hammering the shit out of them.
Alas,I was mistaken.
Gerrard out for 3 now means he’ll miss the game against everton.
Lovely stuff! Not my words, the words of shaking Stevens.
Would have liked to have scored more goals
But beating them in first gear without trying too hard is probably a bigger pisstake, and a sign of just how shit the scouse cunts are
Why doesn’t Torres get abuse for being lazy and whingy every 30 minutes by the commentators in the same way Berbatov does? He’s shite
Sid, you make a valid point….well done you student cunt…..
evans and rio had their lady boy in their collective purse today
scroll down a bit for the pic
Babel posted this on Twitter and the scouse fooks are wankin over Webb being Scouse biased.. ffs deluded cunts..I see the “joke” Babel tried it, should have known better tho, and the scouse gits jump on the bandwagon against Webb.
this is just going to be swept under the carpet by the f a as is the usual course of action when its the lovable scallies – fucking bunch of whining pussy bum fuckers
The scouse victimhood has rubbed off on him
a mate i havn’t spoke to in months just hung up on me….he bombards me with txts all the time satin how shit we are, but he hates it that i thought it was a penalty….threw his scouse toys out the pram and hung up
you still have mates?
i liked seen Dalglish in the dugout again. Took me back to when i started watching in the 80’s.
dalglish looked like shit when the camera focussed on him during the game
really anxious and disturbed
can’t see him staying if results are like yesterdays
He’s shitting it because his legacy is at stake
Nothing major is going to change wih him in charge because the team is average
All he has to do is make the team try harder so that when they inevitably lose to better teams it looks like the players have tried
Getting Torres & Gerrard playing will see them win a few more games, but still, the team is shit and the scouse cunts need to realise that
nothing he does in the next six months will change the fact he’s liverpools best ever player and the best player not called best to play in the country and a double and prem winning manager
they’ll beat everton at the weekend though and he’ll steady it, they’ll probably beat us at anfield when that comes around
He is just another “bottle it” merchant like Keegan. Walked out on the filthy twats last time he was there. Sacked by Blackburn, sacked by Newcastle, sacked by Celtic.
The stupid bin diipin twats are that deluded, they think he’s going to change everything.
They like to forget that he let the team he inherited from Paisley/ Fagan go to the dogs and he was clueless to stop it, shat himself and walked away.
Tick Tock Tick Tock.
Some players make great Managers, some should just retire gracefully.
Mediahyped-up Legend, ffs as a player good, as a person cunto, as a Manager Über Cunto.
hey, but we should be happy that the Bindippers are still deluded.
If Liverpool are in the lower half of the table come April/May it will be thank you and fuck off for Dalgleish
There will be a bit of “if King Kenny can’t solve it then nobody can”, but the majority of irate, irrational, over-emotional scouse cunts (the ones who depict Benitez as some kind of fat bastard demi-god) will never accept the truth – that their team is shit and the glory days are over
Brilliant, Blackburn beat them! They’re fucked.
I think the problem at Liverpool is the players – most aren’t that good, and the real stars wish they weren’t there anymore. Fergie broke that team. They broke a couple of seasons ago when they came second in the league: after leading for ages, we overtook them. At that point the stars started to believe it was never going to happen, and Benitez being an absolutely shocking man-manager was exactly the wrong person to take a team after a major disappointment like that and get them to bounce back even stronger.
Since then the good players have been bailing out (Alonso, Mascherano), and the rest want to follow. I look at Gerrard and Torres, and all I see are top-class players who just keep thinking “why the fuck didn’t I go to Chelsea/United when I had the chance years ago?”
surely u mean blackpool bman?????????????
On tonight’s performance, Liverpool belong in the bottom half of the table – they’re shite
Having said that Blackpool will do us when we go there
Will Torres see the light shining in the East and join us? (or the bitters)
On the money bman, on the money.
so much for Dalgleish, pool still shite, well played blackpool.
Thing is Sid… Liverpool is still a well respected team around the world, as far as their history is concerned… all they need is a proper owner, who’d build them a new stadium, and spend a bit on their squad.
They are one of the few teams in this country, that could generate enough money off it’s own back to be competetive.
Liverpool, Arsenal, and United… all the rest are second tier.
who gives a fuck – like I said, we will vanquish that cunt’s record when he is manager and he created that record.
no doubt about it – a fucking monster of a player – but in an era when Villa and Forest were European Cup holders; fuck off esp.m when you have to beat Bruge to get to the final of the European Cup.
dalglish was a monster but he looks much better cos the rest were utter cock shite.
take Souness v. Keane
Souness had FUCK ALL decent opposition in Division 1 bar Robson and some hairy cunt from Neverton who won in one year.
The likes of Keane, Robson, Ince, Viera, Gerrard, Scholes and Petitt were all around in one era and they would split that cunt into peices.
He can’t really lose… at least not this year.
The whole season will be blamed on Hicks, Gillette and Hodgeson.
and fuck Dalgleish and the collective media bumming him up
this is just want Fergal needs, what better way to get number 19 and beat Shitpool, than to do it against the man who won number 18 for the Grannerstabbers and their best player ever,
fuck him off big time. that cunt rooney better get his finger out of his hairy arse and screwing some hos
I tried to get in… I wanted to have one of my rabid, foaming at the mouth, rants…
Cunts have disabled registering.
babel investigated by FA for tweeting a picture of Webb in a United shirt. Tool.
Berbatov has been putting in the shifts lately… I thought he was one of our better players today, although that’s not saying much.
beat the cunts on a banana skin – Shitpool are got fuck all – what a bunch of wankers. now fuck off back home and shag your’e cousins you fucking smelly smack runts.
pool fans saying that they have their club back after that performance, well if they cant up their game for united, or having Kenny back, then who can they get up for, we were poor and still beat them ,says it all really, can they play well every week from now, i don’t think so,they just aren’t good enough,they will lose plenty yet. simples.
saints away thats ok.
Try and keep up Han.
Well, we got the win… but it was a very ordinary performance… again.
Biggest positive for me, was a good game from Evans.
And that’s about all you can say.
not great , but we won.
Shame too… with that big square head, you think he’d be good at it.
Giggs havin a great game.
Smalling on for Evans… who also had a very good game.
“Where were you in Istanbul?”
he has improved our midfield though
come on united score.
Fletchers passing has been so bad, it’s embarassing.
FFS… take off Fletcher and replace him with another clod.
come on united.
Giggs has still got fantastic feet.
need to up game.
there wasn’t much contact on berba for pen, but their doesn’t have to be , he caught him end of, gerard has no excuse at all , dirty twat.
Sammy Lee is a little fat cunt.
FUCK… would have been great for Evans to have stuffed that in.
Still, he’s having a good game.
Lol , “you’re gonna get the sack in the morning” united fans to Donglish
Teo footed mongo spaz tard gezza been taking lesson on how to be a useless twat in midfield from Lampshade..
Maybe Fletcher will get another yellow to balance it up again.
Knobby why don’t you chop your cock off since your scouse bum boy gerrard is off! Fuck you cunt.
This game is going to be shit now.
“Red a little harsh… yellow would have sufficed”…
What cunt… wouldn’t say that, had Carrick gone in like that against Gerrard.
Oh my… Captain Chump Head… OFF!!!
LOL… Rafa is a little terror.
Torres really has turned to shit.
Evans looks very confident today… this could be good for him, if he doesn’t make any serious blunders.
Fuck me… 80 minutes left for Fletcher to have to be careful.
That’ll have Verrrmin fans gnashing their teeth…
giggs yes 1-0
two Scott’s together.
HA…. what a start!!!
Don’t fuck it up.
I think Fergie is taking this game seriously, but he’s not risking the Premier league title for it.
He’s picked a team he thinks can win… but he’s protecting the more important players.
Ash you’re right fuckinh hell Taggrt is pissed – jesus – prob thinks evans and rio is more experienced. Gamble.
No rooney or vidic ?!
Owen to come on with 5mins and score.
God I hate the scousers.
In amsterdam at O”Reillys and its full of the smelly cunts.
come on united, win.
I had hair then lol.
Ronaldo would shit on Dongleish let alone Charlton, ffs.