Liverpool owners will demand an explanation from Kenny Dalglish over their dismal league form - but will continue to back the Scot. The under-fire boss will be asked to explain why his expensive side has flopped when the American owners conduct their end-of-season review, says The Sun.

Sunday's shocker at Newcastle was their sixth defeat in seven league games, with their sole win coming against a second-string Everton side.

John W Henry and senior Fenway Sports Group figures are well aware of Dalglish's standing at Anfield. But that does not make him unsackable.