Ajax Star Luis Suarez May Transfer to Liverpool

Luis Suarez

Liverpool have made a formal approach to Ajax for Suarez - both clubs have opened talks as the Reds hope to negotiate a deal for the 23-year-old striker this month. Suarez's current contract with Ajax runs until the summer of 2013 and an offer of €25 million (£20.9m) may be needed to lure him away from Ajax.

King Kenny has already brought renewed vigour and enthusiasm to Liverpool in his first three matches.

Kenny Dalglish believes he will arrest Liverpool's slump. Dalglish’s return to the Liverpool hot seat after 12 years away from frontline football may be just the catalyst Liverpool needs to ignite a spark with players and fans.  

Liverpool's 67th-minute penalty from Dirk Kuyt's earned a draw in the 215th Liverpool city"s Merseyside derby. The match was a homecoming celebration for Dalglish who had not been at Ansfield for twenty years.  Liverpool’s principal owner, John W Henry, saw some progress in the first three games of King Kenny's new management of Liverpool.

“It was very emotional for me to be back in the dugout and the response I got from the crowd was very much appreciated,” said Dalglish. “But what was really appreciated was the way they stuck with the players who went out there and started brightly.

“It is very important everyone does what they can for this club, whether it is the players lifting the supporters or the other way around. We will be much better off for it if we are all in it together. Maybe we can turn it around sooner rather than later.”

Kenneth Mathieson Dalglish from Dalmarnock, was signed as a youngster by Celtic. Dalglish’s first competitive goal was a spot kick against his beloved Rangers, and the first of 23 for that campaign. He beat that the following season by netting an entrancing 41. With 269 appearances, 167 goals, five Championships, four Scottish Cups, a League Cup-winners medal, and the club captaincy Dalglish needed a fresh challenge. 

He moved to Liverpool for a record fee. Not to add too much pressure, Dalglish was immediately handed the number 7 shirt worn by his famous predecessor – Hamburg bound Kevin Keegan. 

With Ian Rush – Liverpool’s record goal scorer - paired with Dalglish, Liverpool won every major footballing honour in Europe. Dalglish scored the winner against Belgian champions Bruges, securing an historic 1-0 victory at Wembley – one of his three European Cup wins. 

After the tragedy of Heysel and losing the 1985 European Cup final to Juventus through a Platini penalty, Dalgish was in the Anfield hotseat. Under Dalglish’s tutelage, a Liverpool team boasting Barnes, Beardsley, Houghton, Aldridge and Rush secured a further two championships as well as an FA Cup in 1989. 

The toll of managing Britain’s premier club, along with the stress of experiencing the Hillsbrough tragedy (Ibrox disaster in 1971 & Heysel in 1985) haunted Dalglish, and in 1991 he resigned with Liverpool on top.

Dalglish returned to Blackburn eight months later and secured the Premier League. In 1997, he took the helm at St James Park taking them to the 1998 FA Cup Final, losing 2-0 to Arsene Wenger’s high charged Gunners at Wembley. 

Dalglish is  one of the greatest players to have stepped onto a British field. Don't miss the opportunity to watch Dalglish lock horns with Fergie, Wenger, Mancini, and Redknapp this season.  

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