Comolli: I still don't know why Liverpool sacked me (and neither does Kenny)

Former Liverpool chief Damien Comolli remains in the dark over his axing at Anfield. The Frenchman was shown the door in 2012.

Former Liverpool chief Damien Comolli remains in the dark over his axing at Anfield.

The Frenchman was shown the door in 2012.

“Liverpool was a complete shock,” he told the London Evening Standard. “To this day, I still don’t know what happened.

“When I got there [in 2010] we were 13th. We finished sixth in the first season, reduced the wage bill dramatically, won the first trophy for six years [2012 League Cup] and were in the semi-final of the FA Cup.”

But two days before that semi-final, owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner visited Comolli at his office in Melwood to tell him he was out.

“It was the day after we had won at Blackburn and they said, ‘That’s it. You can take your stuff.’ I wasn’t allowed to come back into the office.”

Comolli says the only moment of light relief came when he told Kenny Dalglish, then manager, the news. “I called Kenny the next day and said I needed to speak to him. He told me he was just around the corner so he would come into my office in two minutes. When I said I wasn’t there, he asked me where I was. When I told him I had been sacked he went silent and then said, ‘I can’t believe it.’”

 
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