The prospect of Kenny Dalglish being sacked by Liverpool at the end of the season has become a real possibility, says The Times' Oliver Kay.
Despite his legendary status at Anfield, Dalglish has come under increasing pressure in recent months after a series of poor results in the league. Liverpool secured the Carling Cup and are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, but Kay believes those achievements may not be enough to save his job.
Asked if he thought Dalgish could leave Anfield in the summer, Kay told the Sunday Supplement: "I would have been surprised a month ago or two months ago because everything seemed to be fine. But they have drifted completely in the league."
"They got to the Cup semi-final, won the Carling Cup, but their league results have been dire for the last couple of months and that is a real concern. "
"It is not a question of where they finish necessarily; it is a question of whether when you look at it you can see signs of progress. And on the last few months, certainly not.
"Their results over the calendar yer wouold see them in the top four but if you look at it from the last two or three months then it would be the bottom three. So it's will the real Liverpool stand up.
"Is the real Liverpool the one that has done well in the cups and beaten some good teams or the one that has struggled in the league?"