9 Jan 2011

Roy Hodgson replaced by Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool

5:57 am on 9 January 2011

Manager Roy Hodgson has left English football club Liverpool 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 from their premier league side.

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.

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