Comolli not the right man for the job

Damien Comolli has been relieved of his position as director of football at Liverpool, with chairman Tom Werner revealing that he was not the right man for the job.

Comolli has overseen the transfer activity at the club that has brought the likes of Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll to the club, but with the new players failing to impress at Anfield, the executive has bit the bullet.

“We’ve had a strategy that we have agreed on. There was some disconnect on the implementation of that,” Werner explained to

“That strategy is a strong one and it will continue. We need to build a strong system under the first team. We’re hard at work identifying transfer targets and we will be better next year.

“Frankly, we make these decisions with a great deal of care because it’s our track record in Boston to give people authority and we’ve had great success with our manager, who was there for eight years, and our general manager, so we prefer stability.

“But when it’s time to act, we need to act. We’re coming close to the end of the season and the transfer window for the summer, and we felt it was important to make this change expeditiously.

“We feel there is enough talent on the pitch to win and I would say we certainly have the resources to compete with anybody in football.

“But we’re also talking about the future – we have a strategy we need implemented and we felt Damien was probably not the right person to implement that strategy,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight