Blaming it on the fans deary me let's get it straight it wasn't just the fans who wanted Kenny, Kenny put his name forward Rafa told anyone who would listen that Kenny should get the job it was Purslow, Gerrard and Carragher who wanted Hodgson because he was a nondescript bumbling idiot who wouldn't stand in their way and stop the Anglification of the Club.
As Ballague said
One thing does need to be said: in the post-Benitez era, there was media-led clamour (but also some politicking going on at the club) to make the club more English; the idea being that the club had lost the very essence of what it means to be ‘Liverpool’. Guillem Ballague 18/11/10
Roy Hodgson, the Liverpool manager, has given a clear indication that Steven Gerrard is to remain with the club after claiming the midfielder played an integral role in persuading Joe Cole to move to Anfield.
Cole yesterday agreed a four-year deal with Liverpool after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season. It has been suggested that the 28-year-old, who was also wanted by Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, is a replacement for Gerrard, who has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer.
However, it would appear the 30-year-old sees his long-term future at Liverpool. According to Hodgson, it was he, along with Jamie Carragher, who told Cole during England's recent World Cup campaign in South Africa that Anfield rather than White Hart Lane or the Emirates Stadium was the place to be.
"Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard did a good job in selling the club to Joe at the recent World Cup," said Hodgson. "He [Cole] was undecided about what he wanted to do and to be fair it takes a bit more selling to persuade a Londoner who has played all his life in London to move up to Liverpool. The simple solution would have been to stay in the London area.
Carragher and Gerrard talked Cole into joining Liverpool when we were without a manager. How did they know a new manager would want Cole ? or did they simply not care ?