Roberto Martínez isn’t the big name appointment Liverpool need looks at reports linking Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martínez with the vacant Liverpool post

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Roberto Martínez was appointed as Wigan Athletic manager J Bové, via Wikimedia

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Martínez not the right choice for Liverpool

Roberto Martínez has made his name as a manager whose team can survive in the Premier League – only just.

If that’s the sort of man that Liverpool want to take over as manager then they really have fallen further from grace than anyone expected.

Of course, Martínez is a charming, well-spoken man who likes his sides to play football the right way.

But that’s not enough – his side have played well for less than a quarter of the season and did the same thing the season before.

Where has been the progression, what stand-out moment does he have on his CV that makes him a favourite for the Liverpool job?

If the Reds really do want Martínez then surely they cannot be considered a big club, hoping to challenge for the Champions League.

Judging by the Premier League season Liverpool have just had, a top-half finish would be a start – something Martínez is yet to achieve with Wigan – at least they’ll stave off relegation, but marginally if the Latic’s recent history is anything to go by.

Transfer record meant Dalglish had to go

Kenny Dalglish has shown himself to be inept in the transfer market ever since he returned to his managerial post at Anfield.

Andy Carroll, Jordan Henderson, Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam have all shown themselves to be mediocre signings.

And as for Jay Spearing, he should have been kept on the substitutes bench and used sparingly, but instead, the defensive midfielder made 30 appearances this season.

And the worst crime of the lot was the Luis Suárez affair – it was painful to watch and even worse to listen to.

If the powers-that-be had any class they’d have fired him after his poor handling of the situation there and then rather than allow him to win the Carling Cup trophy, which Dalglish maintained showed progress at Liverpool.

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