Rafael Benitez left. The man who led us to a glorious Champions League final victory in 2005, to another great final, the 2006 F.A Cup final. The man who guided us to a very good 2008-2009 season. The man who brought us Fernando Torres and changed Steven Gerrard’s position for the good of the team has left. And we urged him to leave!!!
The main question is: who will replace him? Will it be Hodgson, Lippi, Pellegrini or Eriksson?
Please not Eriksson! Wherever he went, he didn’t leave his mark, he’s just not good. To be a successful Liverpool manager you have to win the heart of the crowd before you get silverware, I don’t think he’s capable of doing that. Man City fans, back when he was their manager pleaded their board to keep him, he thanked them by losing on the final day of that season by eight goals to one. Having him would put us not 7th but 12th.
Marcello Lippi is a winning manager. Since he will be replaced by the end of the World Cup, there’s chances to see him coming to Anfield. He was at his best when he managed Juventus, he won the Serie A many times, he’s got a great mentality. He can lead us to the Premier League title.
Manuel Pellegrini. I think that the title of “former Real Madrid manager” does not suit him. He should have stayed in Villareal where he made history for the club. His 96 points collected and 100 goals scored last season should not make him a favourite for this job. He surely gained a lot of experience and is now able to go to a big club but I don’t think he can be useful for Liverpool.
Roy Hodgson. What a manager! With very limited expanses and players capabilities he made Fulham a European force. What can he do with Liverpool? I see him win the Prem, maybe the Europa League… I see Stevie G and El Niño holding on to their Liverpool careers.