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FSG begin talks with Dalglish

Published 09/04/2011 | 05:00

Liverpool opened talks with Kenny Dalglish over the club's permanent managerial position three weeks ago, a senior official at Fenway Sports Group (fsg) -- the consortium which owns the Anfield side -- has confirmed.

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The Scot was originally appointed on a temporary basis after succeeding Roy Hodgson in January and, despite vastly improved form in the Premier League and a groundswell of support among the club's fans, has yet to be appointed to the job full-time.

It had been feared FSG -- who had been expected to confirm Dalglish's ascension after promoting Damien Comolli to director of football and Ian Ayre to managing director last month -- were wavering over whether to hand Dalglish the post, but Sam Kennedy, the group's president, insists nothing could be further from the truth.

"The talks are happening now with the appropriate people," he said. "I think he (Dalglish) has provided a great lift. He is a wonderful man, passionate about the club."

That lift will be required to steer Liverpool through the final seven games of their season with little or nothing left to play for, and without skipper Steven Gerrard, ruled out for the rest of the campaign with a groin injury.

Irish Independent

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