Sir Alex Ferguson: Liverpool Sacked Kenny Dalglish Because of Luis Suarez Row

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‘Kenny Dalglish sacked over Luis Suarez row’ – Sir Alex Ferguson

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool boss for his handling of the Luis Suarez racism row.

Dalglish, who left Anfield in May, supported Suarez despite the Liverpool striker being found guilty of racially abusing United defender Patrice Evra.

“I wasn’t surprised at Kenny leaving,” said Ferguson.

“Their owner John Henry has obviously looked at that [incident] and felt it wasn’t handled in the right way.”
Ferguson added: “It certainly wasn’t a nice thing to happen and it must have been part of it.”


Sir Alex Ferguson never needs much of an invitation to start a new round of mind games and on this occasion the Old Trafford boss is looking to get in an early dig at Man United’s arch enemy Liverpool.

It seems that Ferguson’s comments are a response to a recent interview Luis Suarez gave, during which he intimated that Man United were somehow ‘above the law’, and this has brought back to the fore the incident that saw the Uruguayan receive a hefty ban after he was found guilty of racially abusing Patrice Evra.

Sir Alex is however probably a bit wide of the mark in the main focus of his attack. Kenny Dalglish was probably ultimately sacked because Liverpool achieved their lowest top flight finish in over 60 years last term and as such was always likely to get the axe as a result.

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