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Hodgson leaves Liverpool, Dalglish caretaker manager

posted 8 Jan 2011, 04:33 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 8 Jan 2011, 04:35 ]

Roy Hodgson and Liverpool part company, Kenny Dalglish takes over for the rest of the season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND, UK (OCTOBER 2010) ITN - Manager Roy Hodgson left Liverpool on Saturday (January 8) and the club appointed former player and manager Kenny Dalglish until the end of the season to try to turn around a dismal run of form.

Hodgson, who joined England's most successful club from Fulham in July last year, had been under intense pressure from fans in recent weeks after defeats by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

He leaves with the club four points above the relegation zone in 12th place and on the day before Liverpool travel to

arch-rivals Manchester United for an FA Cup third round match.

"I have ... found the last few months some of the most challenging of my career," Hodgson said on the club website


"I am very sad not to have been able to put my stamp on the squad, to be given the time to bring new players into the club in this transfer window and to have been able to be part of the rebuilding process at Liverpool."

Fans, who have chanted Dalglish's name at matches this season, will welcome news that the man won eight league titles

as a player and manager at Anfield is back at the helm.

Dalglish was in charge when Liverpool claimed the last of their 18 English league championships in 1990.