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Saturday 21 October 2017

Kenny Dalglish summoned to Boston for talks over his Liverpool future with FSG

LIVERPOOL manager Kenny Dalglish has travelled to Boston for summit talks on his Anfield future with the club's owners.

Dalglish headed to the United States after Sunday's final Premier League fixture at Swansea as he seeks clarification if he will be continuing as manager.

Uncertainty has surrounded his role since Liverpool's failure to challenge for a Champions League place. There has been no confirmation he retains the faith of club owners, Fenway Sports Group, since Liverpool lost the FA Cup Final.

There have been suggestions principal owner John Henry has already begun the search for a successor, claims which prompted a furious reaction from Dalglish after defeat at The Liberty Stadium.

However, FSG are known to be unhappy at the failure to go close to the top four and finishing eighth, four points behind Everton in the league, has also undermined the claims progress is being made.

Dalglish won the Carling Cup and retains the support of the majority of Liverpool supporters, but FSG are not likely to be swayed by sentiment as they restructure the Merseyside club.

They have already dismissed Damien Comolli as Director of Football for what they perceive as wasting £110 million of transfer funs. That made Dalglish even more vulnerable.

An end of season review, now taking place in Boston, will determine Dalglish's fate. He will argue the foundations are in place for a much improved performance next season.

It was expected Henry and chairman Tom Werner would return to Merseyside to discuss future plans, but eager to know how the club will move forward, Dalglish has instead gone to America to speed up the process. Dalglish's situation will now become clearer in the next 24 hours.

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