When discussing transfer policy during his trip to Merseyside, John W. Henry will speak to both Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli. Dalglish and Comolli are believed not to have had the opportunity to speak properly following Dalglish’s appointment on an interim basis, but the Scot is delighted with the role the former Tottenham sporting director has to play at the club.
“Forget transfers and talk about the position Damien has,” Dalglish told The Guardian. “There is so much demand on a manager’s time that it is important to have somebody actively organising people, going to see either teams for reports on matches or individual players.”
Four players targeted.
When Liverpool’s principal owner John W. Henry meets with Kenny Dalglish, he will be asked to provide sufficient funds to bring in four new faces during the January transfer window, the Daily Telegraph reports. In particular, a left-back, a striker and a wide midfielder are at the top of the caretaker manager’s wish list.
Although Dalglish realises that his request for funds “might not always be accepted”, he hopes to raid Ajax for two players who have consistently impressed for the Amsterdam club. Luis Suarez and Urby Emanuelson lead his list of targets, whilst other possibilities, should funds be made available, include Aston Villa’s Ashley Young, Eljero Elia of Hamburg and Lille’s duo Gervinho and Edin Hazard.
Kenny: Players need confidence.
Following a 2-1 defeat to Blackpool on his return to league management with Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish admitted that the confidence of his players needs boosting ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
“It doesn’t disappoint me when players’ belief in themselves is not as great as it should be. It’s understandable,” Dalglish told The Independent. “They want to do better and that reflects well on the football club.”
Nevertheless, the Liverpool legend is confident that his charges will improve between now and the end of the season, even if some may argue that a second defeat to Blackpool represents a new low. “We want to win matches so we will analyse this match and then we have the responsibility for improving it,” he admitted. “I’m sure they’ll improve.”