Principal owner John Henry heaped praise on the outgoing manager in a statement on the Liverpool FC website:
Kenny will always be more than a championship winning manager, more than a championship winning star player. He is in many ways the heart and soul of the club. He personifies everything that is good about Liverpool Football Club. He has always put the Club and its supporters first. Kenny will always be a part of the family at Anfield.
Our job now is to identify and recruit the right person to take this Club forward and build on the strong foundations put in place during the last 18 months.
Liverpool has confirmed that Kenny Dalglish has left the club. In a statement on the Liverpool FC website the club said:
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and Liverpool Football Club announced that Kenny Dalglish is to leave his post today as Manager after having his contract terminated.
After a careful and deliberative review of the season, the Club came to the decision that a change was appropriate. It is not a decision that was reached lightly or hastily.
ITV News Granada are reporting that Kenny Dalglish has cancelled his holiday plans after it emerged that he will leave Liverpool FC.
Wigan boss Roberto Martinez and former Anfield manager Rafa Benirtez have been made favourites for the Liverpool job.
Odds have also been slashed on former Barcelona boss Frank Riijkaard.
ITV Granada reports that Kenny Dalglish will not remain at Liverpool in any capacity after leaving his post as manager.
The Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given, who worked with Kenny Dalglish at Newcastle has tweeted:
Devastated for Dad but incredibly proud of the job he's done. Thanks for all the lovely messages already. Have a good summer x
KennY Dalglish's daughter, the sports presenter Kelly Cates has tweeted to confirm KennY Dalglish has left his post as Liverpool manager:
Press Association Sport are reporting that Kenny Dalglish is to leave his job as manager of Liverpool today.
Rumours began circulating yesterday that his second spell Anfield was coming to an end and it is understood that is set to be officially confirmed later today.
Kenny Dalglish is reported to have left his post as manager at Liverpool FC after a meeting with the clubs owners. His recent record has seen the reds:
- Win the Carling Cup, but
- Lose the FA Cup final to Chelsea
- Finish 8th in the league - their worst showing for 18 years