Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has given the biggest indication yet that Kenny Dalglish will stay as Liverpool manager beyond the summer.
The American was glowing of the Liverpool legend when speaking to The Guardian, saying: “He’s extremely competent, he’s excellent at man-management, he knows the philosophy of the club and he’s been everything we could have hoped for.
“The players are quite supportive of Kenny and I’ve been impressed with him,” he said.
Further indication of Dalglish’s long-term prospects at the club was revealed as Werner said that the Scotsman would be given significant funding to improve the squad this month. In spite of this, signing Luis Suarez looks increasingly unlikely following Ajax manager Frank de Boer warning it would take “an absurd amount” to persuade them to sell.
Suarez talks continue.
In spite of Ajax manager Frank de Boer’s claims that only an absurd amount of money will tempt the Amsterdam club to part with their most prized asset, Liverpool remain confident that a compromise can be reached to take Luis Suarez to Anfield.
The two clubs are still thought to be some way apart in their valuation of the player; Ajax valuing him at £25 million, Liverpool unwilling to pay upwards of £18 million, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Liverpool will not be rushed into making rash decisions in the transfer market however, and Tom Werner admitted: “We hope to announce something but we are going to be driven by long-term decisions. It is very important for us to strengthen the club not just this season but for next season.”
Gerrard thinks of future.
Speaking to LFC Weekly, Steven Gerrard said he hoped to continue playing at the top level for another five years yet. Looking beyond that, he also admitted that he would be taking his coaching badges in the future, prolonging his career in football by entering the world of management.
“I believe I can play football for another four or five years but I do sometimes think about what I am going to do when I retire,” the talismanic midfielder said. “I would like to stay involved in some capacity, whether that’s on the media side or the dugout we’ll have to wait and see. I will certainly try to get my coaching qualifications at some point.”