Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre insists owners Fenway Sports Group are taking the advice of "pre-eminent people in football" in their quest to find the right man to replace Kenny Dalglish.
Questions began to be asked about the ability of the Americans, who have only 19 months' experience of the sport, to conduct a successful search for their next manager having dispensed with director of football Damien Comolli last month.
"There has been some talk around the idea of how qualified are the people at Liverpool who remain to make this decision because there isn't a director of football," said Ayre. "You don't need to think that hard to work out John and Tom don't make decisions in life without taking the best possible advice available."
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