The future of Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is set to be decided in the next 48 hours. The Mirror says he returned to England on Tuesday after delivering his end of season review to owners John Henry and Tom Werner during a summit meeting in Boston.

Yet, despite a passionate defence of his position, the subsequent ominous silence from the American owners - and their refusal to offer any public backing - has left the Reds legend fearing the worst.

Word came from the States merely that the end of season review continues, with a definitive decision over the manager's future expected within the next 24-48 hours.