Damien Comolli leaves Liverpool ‘by mutual consent’
12 April 2012
The reason, according to the Guardian, was due to the poor performance of some of Liverpool’s recent signings:
Liverpool’s director of football Damien Comolli has left the club “by mutual consent” after the club’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, decided the high-profile expensive signings – such as Andy Carroll – have not delivered value for money.
How culpable Comolli was for these signings isn’t clear:
Comolli was also involved in bringing Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Stewart Downing, José Enrique, Sebastián Coates and Craig Bellamy to the club, although the manager Kenny Dalglish had the final say on their arrivals.
What is clear is that Comolli has been made a fall guy for Dalglish. If the manager had the final say on who to sign, and those signings ‘have not delivered value for money’, surely the manager is culpable too?