Year 2004 , Xabi arrived Liverpool, no one knows him that time but Rafa did. He’s from Real Sociedad, I laughed about his arrival because I was thinking about Fernando Alonso(F1 Driver) suddenly play football. Seriously, I was worried about wasn’t Xabi a good signing for Liverpool? At last, yep he was a very good signing, I am not sure about how much did Rafa used to buy him. But now, he worth 30mil pounds and he was sold to Real Madrid.
I love his playing style, a bit slow but he makes some damage passes, sometimes scored too. Everyone calls him THE PASS MASTER. But in year 2009 summer. He suddenly urged to leave Liverpool. Damn, I remember he said that he wanted to stay in Liverpool for life in year 2007 when he signed a new contract with Liverpool. He didn’t keep it as a promise and he’s gone. Liverpool fans should be very sad and actually, including me. But I was not sad about he left us. I am sad about his attitude, he had said that he wanted to stay in Liverpool for LIFE. But 2 years later he wanted to leave us. When he was in Liverpool, I thought he’s a top man on the pitch and also off the pitch. But I can’t believe that he wanted to leave us. Shit, how can you just ignore your promise? Now, he’s a LIAR for me. So, Xabi’s fans, please forgive me about this.
Last week, he told the media about he wanted to leave Liverpool it’s because of Rafa wanted to sign Barry. But, for me, he was wrong, 4-2-3-1 is the formation that Rafa always like to use it. You think which position is more suitable for Xabi? The answer is the DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDER. He was a good partner of Mascherano in DFM. They defence together, sometimes attack together. If Rafa really signed Barry, Barry will play as ATTACKING MIDFEILDER alongside Gerrard and Kuyt. I hope I am right.
Now, we got Aquilani. Rafa got him on July but he was still injured on that time. So every Liverpool fans including me are not really trust Aquilani when he plays. I saw him played for Roma, he has the dribbling skills, good in shotting, ball control, free kicks, but not defence. So, this season, Liverpool cant perform well, not because of the leaving of Xabi. Because Aquilani is not to replace Xabi, he’s not the defensive player, he is more in attacking style. One of the reasons that Rafa signed Aquilani is Rafa needs something new in Liverpool’s attacking tactics. It’s been already 2 seasons that Rafa used Gerrard and Torres to take the attacking jobs. Teams like Man Utd, Chelsea will start to put more defence on these two key players of us. So, example, Liverpool 1-3 Chelsea, Torres and Gerrard were very quiet in that match. Essien was man marking Gerrard, Terry and Alex were trying to shut Torres down after Torres scored the 1st goal. So, Rafa hopes to bring more attacking style for the team. Actually, Rafa didn’t aspect Xabi will leave the team, I think Rafa already reckon Aquilani long time ago since he failed to sign Barry as we know, Aquilani was injured too. As a logical manager, Rafa will not find an injured player to play as replacement of Xabi, so, Lucas is the answer.
Liverpool vs Spurs. Aquilani played very well right? As we know he was not in his best yet, but it was enough to give the Spurs some headache right? So I am very confidence the real Aquilani will come soon, and the new attacking tactics of Liverpool will be work very soon. Let’s forget about Xabi Alonso, look forward, Lucas needs some time, he’s still young, experience will be the key for him. And soon, Lucas can be more confidence or maybe (just maybe) he can replace Xabi!!! Who knows? Because actually he’s not that bad at all. I trust in Rafa. Aquilani will be the good signing as we saw he’s improving in every match. So far, his best performance was against Spurs, let’s see what will happen on him next. We know, he told the media that he will prove that he worth 20mil pounds. Time to forget about Alonso now. Bye Alonso and I can’t see you really success in Real Madrid or maybe you are regret about this now. But I respect this ex-Liverpool player. Anyway, good luck to Alonso. C’mon Aquilani!!!