Premier League - Paper Round: Kenny facing summit talks

Mon, 09 Apr 09:04:00 2012

Liverpool’s American owners arrive in England this week and will be holding talks with Kenny Dalglish over the club’s woes, the back pages report.

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Last time John W Henry and Tom Werner of Fenway Sports Group were in town, they watched Liverpool edge Cardiff to lift the Carling Cup trophy.

But since then the Reds have suffered a dreadful run of form which saw them plummet out of contention for the Champions League places.

Reasons will be sought for the club’s under-performance this week, ahead of the FA Cup semi-final showdown with Everton at Wembley, report The Times.

The Daily Mail adds that Dalglish will have to submit a written report to explain the club’s failures in the league at the end of the campaign.

Luis Suarez’s Liverpool future has been plunged into doubt as his iconic manager nears the sack, the Daily Star have reported.

The Uruguayan striker has quickly become a cult hero at Anfield, and is the top scorer in the league for the Reds so far this season.

But having been signed by Dalglish and backed by him without question during the racism row with Manchester United’s Patrice Evra, Suarez feels his future is linked to that of his manager.

Paris Saint-Germain have already expressed their interest and would lead the chase for the £30m-rated player, but they would face a challenge from clubs in Italy.

Fulham have a job on their hands to hold on to in-form Clint Dempsey – the 29-year-old scored goals 20 and 21 of a stunning season on Saturday, but with reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham over a possible £10m move, the American was keeping his options.

“We’ll see what happens. Some of my best memories have been at Fulham,” Dempsey said.

“I still have this season and one more at the club. I’m talking with Fulham but we’ll see in the summer.

“I just want to focus on my football and helping the club finish in the top half. That other stuff can take care of itself.”

The Mirror picks up on reports that Arsenal will look to sign Thomas Vermaelen’s Belgium team-mate Jan Vertonghen from Ajax and partner the two in defence – a move which looks set to put Per Mertesacker’s future at the club in jeopardy.

And as Southampton and Wolves head ever closer to swapping divisions next season, the Mirror claims that striker Kevin Doyle will be the subject of a £4m bid by the Saints.


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