Kenny Dalglishs' nightmare begins as Liverpool lose his first match in charge
Liverpool lost 1-0 to Manchester United on Sunday with new coach Kenny Dalglish failing to make an instant impact on the suffering squad.
Dalglish, 59, cut short a holiday in the Arabian Gulf to answer the club`s emergency call to take over from Hodgson until the end of the season.
Despite the sudden start he was present at Old Trafford for the Sunday match and hand picked the team that faced Man United pledging that he will return striker Fernando Torres to his best.
Hodgson, 63, only lasted 192 days when a letter from the American owner John W Henry came to his home late on Friday night.
Measures had to taken since the fans remained very hostile after the 3-1 defeat at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday night, it was decided that he had to leave the team.
Hodgson commented that the final months of his journey in charge have been the most challenging in his career so far.
Dalglish previously won three league titles during his six years at Anfield has said that restoring the confidence and form of Spanish star Torres is his first major task.
“It's a great honour to be asked to come back but a man of great dignity and integrity has lost his job, “said Dalglish.
Liverpool were instantly crushed when a through-ball saw Dimitar Berbatov striding into the 6 yard box. However the United player went to ground after minimal contact and was awarded a penalty just 36 seconds into the game.
Things went from bad to worse for the travelling team as Gerrard was sent off for a two footed lunge.