That wasn’t expected, was it? Comolli suddenly leaving, supposedly due to ‘family reasons’ and the board giving the Frenchman ‘mutual consent’ to leave the Anfield outfit.
But the sacking also brings about much more questions than it does bring answers. For one, I am wondering if Kenny Dalglish is contemplating selling off his British flops in Downing, Henderson and Carroll this upcoming summer transfer window. I, in all honesty, do not believe a single word of this mutual consent. I believe that this decision was made purely because of the now ex-director of football’s inability to spend wisely in the transfer windows, with the likes of Downing, Henderson and Carroll commanding huge transfer fees, but offering little to show for those fees.
But all in all, Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli, did clash. Their theories were completely opposite. One based his signings purely on vibe, and the other based it on good, hard statistics and a good injury record. I still think that Comolli was simply made scapegoat for this big mess, as with Kenny Dalglish at the helm with 3 decades of being a servant to Liverpool FC, there could have only been one winner.
The timing of this move has also come at a peculiar time. Preparations for the Red’s FA Cup encounter with Everton will surely be disrupted by this, as owners will be looking to Kenny to provide a solution and get his players fired up for the game at Wembley come this weekend.
So now to our goalkeeping situation. By the looks of things, Brad Jones is almost 100% for starting at Wembley come Saturday. Peter Gulacsi has also been recalled to provide backup should things really go wrong against Everton.
From what I hear from reports, it also seems as if Liverpool have actually appealed the decision to send off Brazilian goalkeeper Alexander Doni in Liverpool’s mid-week encounter with Blackburn Rovers. To me, a waste of time, and Doni will simply be suspended for a further few games on the grounds of a failed appeal. Jones will start against Everton this weekend until something rather miraculous happens.