Brendan Rodgers jokes that Rafa Benitez’s agent behind plane stunt

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Brendan Rodgers has reacted in a light-hearted manner to a plane being flown over Anfield before Saturday’s clash with Queens Park Rangers, which had a banner supporting his sacking as well as the reinstatement of former boss Rafael Benitez, by suggesting that the Napoli man’s agent had been the pilot.

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Rodgers has been under some pressure in the latter part of this season, and whilst most of the fans have remembered what he has achieved at our club, a minority decided that his time on Merseyside should come to an end.

However, a fairytale win, with Steven Gerrard bagging a late header, as well as Manchester United slipping up later in the day, and thus allowing us to get our foot into the door of the top four, has reignited our season, and given us another chance of qualifying for next year’s Champions League.

So perhaps that is why Rodgers responded to questioning about the stunt from disgruntled supporters by implying that Benitez – who may well be leaving Italy in the summer – had something to do with it, as the Liverpool Echo report.

“I thought it was Rafa’s agent in it,” he said.

On a more serious note, the former Swansea boss was keen to point out that not so long ago, we were challenging for the title, and we can do it again.

“Football has a short memory, we sat here last year having nearly won the league and now we have planes flying over so you can do nothing about it,” he added.


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