Liverpool face fans backlash after asking on Twitter who they want to be new manager
14:41 GMT, 18 May 2012
Liverpool found themselves at the centre of a new storm on Friday after asking fans on Twitter who they wanted as their new manager.
With the club reported to be speaking with Wigan boss Roberto Martinez, and Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers turning down a potential interview, Liverpool are supposedly going to consider a number of top candidates.
Farewell: Kenny Dalglish was sacked as Liverpool manager earlier this week
But fans were surprised to see the message 'Who do you want to replace Kenny Dalglish as #LFC manager' on Friday.
Later in the day, the message was taken down and replaced with 'Context of our last tweet seems to have been misunderstood – we were simply looking for fan views to include on a fun online feature'.
Are you sure Liverpool seemed to suggest their request for views on a new manager was for a 'fun' feature
Some Liverpool supporters were far from impressed however. One fan tweeted: 'Not the most impressive week in @lfc history leadership seems very amateurish', while another said 'Crazy how much @LFC has fallen out of touch with the fans. A 'fun' game on next manager 2 days after sacking the clubs biggest icon #hideous'.
Another said: 'A good choice would be Ronald McDonald, with all the comedy at your club'.
Leaving for Liverpool Roberto Martinez could be the next manager at Anfield
Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish was sacked earlier this week, after a dreadful Premier League campaign.
With the club once again not playing Champions League football next season, the owners will be all too aware of the significance of their next appointment.