This post is gonna turn out having loads of comments disagreeing with me, but it’s just my opinion.
I think it’s time for a fresh start with a new manager. Liverpool need to be known as the team that won the English league 18 times, the Champions League 5 times. They don’t want to be known as the laughing stock of England Europe. Even Lille beat them at home. Rafa Benitez sits there every game writing notes. You wonder what the notes are and what impact they’ll have on the next game. But it’s probably what he’s going to see for the after match interview after his team lost. Or maybe it’s some nursery rhyme. Or maybe an excuse to why he brought Torres off in the 65th minute when Liverpool needed him. “He was exhausted”. All football players get exhausted, they run around! And Gerrard’s expression explained it all.
A lot of you will say it’s not Rafa, it’s the owners. That’s partly true. But do the owners decide not to pick a player they spent £20m on? Do they decide to take the best striker in the world off when he is needed most? No.
Writing this post reminds me of a comment I saw on a YouTube video:
Rafa didn’t do anything for is in Istanbul. It was the players.
I actually believe this is partly true. Maybe I wouldn’t be writing this if Rafa Benitez actually looked like he cared for the team. In his interviews, after Liverpool have lost, he almost smiles. By the end of the season, Everton could actually be beating us in the league. What would Rafa say to that!?
This is not the Liverpool we remembered years ago.
I’m letting you disagree with me by keeping comments on, have your say.