A large majority of voters think the Anfield outfit should not stick with the club legend after a poor run of form continued with a 2-1 defeat to Wigan on SaturdayPOLL RESULTS
Kenny Dalglish has not done enough to earn another season as Liverpool manager, according to the results of a Goal.com readers' poll.
The Reds slumped to a 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan on Saturday, as Gary Caldwell scored a second-half winner after Luis Suarez had cancelled out Shaun Maloney's penalty opener.
And, despite the Scot's legendary status at Anfield after a glittering career with the club as a player and a hugely successful stint as manager in a previous spell, the vast majority of readers have called for Dalglish to go come the season's end.
|NO - 71.06%
"We had a lot of possession in the game, we gave away the ball a lot in vital positions...it’s because of tiredness. We’ve not got enough players to give them adequate rest."
- Dalglish attributes Wigan loss to tiredness
The shock loss on Saturday was the latest in a string of poor results for the Anfield side - who have won only one of their last seven games in the Premier League and lost four out of five - including defeats to Sunderland and QPR, who came from behind to win at Loftus Road on Wednesday despite the Merseyside club going two goals ahead.
In fact, Liverpool have won just twice in the league since the turn of 2012 - against Wolves and local rivals Everton - and sit sixth in the table, five points behind surprise package Newcastle, who they face on April 1, with eight games left to play.
Several of the club's summer signings have come in for criticism too, with Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam in particular largely considered to have thus far failed to justify their price tags, while Andy Carroll is still yet to hit peak form after arriving in January.
Champions League football is still mathematically possible but otherwise out of reach and, for many of you, it seems such an underwhelming run of results is cause enough for the Scot to be replaced, little more than a year since he took over from Roy Hodgson.
|YES - 28.94%
|CALDWELL KILLS OFF LIVERPOOL
| FROM OUR LIVE COMMENTARY
|'63||GOAL! Incredible. Wigan lead again as a shot from the edge of the box takes several deflections before Caldwell coolly cuts inside and rolls it under Pepe Reina.|
After all, Dalglish guided the club to a League Cup victory over Cardiff City in February - their first piece of silverware since an FA Cup victory in 2006.
Liverpool also remain in the FA Cup this season, with a semi-final at Wembley Stadium against Everton or Sunderland already secured and the possibility of a trophy double therefore still very much on the cards.
A combination of injuries to key players for long spells, such as Lucas Leiva and Steven Gerrard, and the Luis Suarez racism saga, which saw the Uruguayan striker banned for eight games for his alleged abuse of Manchester United defender Patrice Evra, have not worked in Dalglish's favour.
And, while Downing, Adam and Carroll are yet to reach the height of their powers at Anfield, it is perhaps too early in their Liverpool careers to make judgements. Other signings, such as Jordan Henderson, have shown promise, and Jose Enrique has proved to be a very useful acquisition, suggesting the future could yet be bright for the club under Dalglish.