KENNY DALGLISH was last night assured his job is safe… for the immediate future.
Liverpool’s owners showed their ruthless streak with an amazing shake-up just 48 hours before their FA Cup semi-final with Everton.
Director of football Damien Comolli was axed along with sports science guru Dr Peter Brukner — raising fears among fans that manager Dalglish was next on the hitlist after a dismal run of league form.
But chairman Tom Werner insisted Fenway Sports Group have every faith in the Kop boss — although he admitted results had to improve.
Werner declared: “It’s fair to say no supporter would be delighted with the results we’ve achieved this year.
“We’ve got great confidence in Kenny. We feel the team is going to make strides in the future and he enjoys our full support.
“But we are a club that needs to be perceived as the strongest club in football and we want to get there.”
Despite lifting the Carling Cup and reaching the FA Cup last four, Dalglish’s Reds have been woeful in the Premier League — losing eight and drawing three of their 14 games in 2012.
Comolli paid the price for paying huge fees for players who have failed to shine.
Given the task of shrinking the wage bill and increasing the value of the club’s assets, the opposite has happened, as the likes of Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing struggle to live up to their combined £84million price tag.
Werner added: “We feel there is enough talent on the pitch to win and we’ve been dissatisfied with the results so far.
But we’re also talking about the future — we have a strategy we need implemented and we felt Damien was probably not the right person to do that.”
Dalglish insisted he has no worries over his position. He said: “Our concern when we came was that we moved the football club forward. It has done.”
The director of football role at Anfield WILL be filled — with Louis van Gaal and Johan Cruyff two names being mentioned.