Smith wrote in the Liverpool Echo: "I donâ€™t know what Comolli did or what a Director of Football is supposed to be about. Basically heâ€™s a chief scout, I guess.
"But heâ€™s a guy in a suit rather than a tracksuit so I donâ€™t see why it should affect the players or Kenny Dalglish. Truth is heâ€™ll probably be reassured by the words Tom Werner came out with, backing him.
"But it does prove that Werner and John Henry are not just careful owners â€“ but ruthless men in pursuit of success. And thatâ€™s a good thing."