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  • Date Submitted: 04/06/2012 10:46 AM
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Liverpool's sorry season leaves owners considering their options
Fenway Sports Group disappointed with a lack of progress since their 2010 takeover and have demanded a report from manager, Kenny Dalglish, looking at what has gone wrong
6 Apr 2012 07:22:00

John Henry - Linda - Liverpool owners
SPECIAL REPORT
By Greg Stobart | Northern Correspondent

Liverpool’s owners are famously fond of statistics, but it needs little interpretation to fathom that the club’s current position in the Premier League falls well short of this season’s expectations.

Kenny Dalglish’s side sit eighth in the table and are fewer points away from the relegation places than the top four - the stated target for the campaign - following a dire run of six defeats in their last seven league games, their worst run since 1953.
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The mutterings and murmourings in the Kop have been reflected across the Atlantic, where the major players at Fenway Sports Group (FSG) are deeply unhappy with the perceived lack of progress despite investing £133 million on nine new players since buying the club in October 2010.

Dalglish confirmed on Thursday that he will be required to provide a written report to the American owners at the end of the season as part of a wide-ranging review into what has gone wrong in the Premier League.
FSG'S REIGN SO FAR


 TAKEOVER COMPLETED
Oct 2010John W Henry completes £300m takeover despite attempts to block by Tom Hicks and George Gillet.
 HODGSON SACKED
Jan 2011Roy Hodgson sacked after just six months as manager, with Kenny Dalglish placed in temporary charge.
DALGLISH GETS PERMANENT DEAL
May 2011Dalglish is given a permanent three-year contract as manager.
SUMMER SPENDING
Aug
2011
Liverpool spend £56m on new signings, including big outlays on Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson.
TARGET SET
Sep 2011John W Henry outlines season ambition of Champions League qualification. ...

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