Liverpool have sacked manager Roy Hodgson and have replaced him with Kenny Dalglish who has taken the caretaker manager role until the remainder of this season.

“We are grateful for Roy’s efforts over the past six months, but both parties thought it in the best interests of the club that he stand down from his position as team manager,” said Principal Owner John Henry. “We wish him all the best for the future.”

Dalglish, a Liverpool legend as player and manager, will take charge of Liverpool’s game Sunday against Manchester United at Old Trafford. The Scot hasn’t managed a professional team in more than 10 years so it’ll be a true test of his abilities to see whether he can steady the ship at Liverpool and inject confidence into the side which is definitely lacking it currently.

Hodgson joined Liverpool as manager on July 1, 2010. Since then, the former Fulham and Blackburn manager had a difficult time as Liverpool manager. He was blamed for the signings of players who didn’t perform such as Paul Konchesky, Joe Cole and Christian Poulsen. Also Liverpool’s performance on the pitch was inconsistent. They beat Chelsea at Anfield, but lost to the likes of Northampton Town, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers and Blackpool.