Lets get some analysis. Is the team unbalanced, do we lack heart, do we lack confidence?
What do you guys think?
What do you guys think?
DavidSilk24 said:nunez is not really a benitez signing obviously real madrid decided not to offer more than 8 mill for owen, this loser was added to sweeten the deal. liverpool have suffered horrific injuries something that benitez has not once blamed for a defeat unlike a certain predcessor (read his interview in 442 - unbelieveable). he's had 14 million of his transfer budget spent on a player he obviously didnt want, surely liverpool couldve cancelled the transfer after houllier went, who then got injured. he's dealing with a squad of crap houllier players used to playing naff football and its gonna take time for him to turn them round.
Whos judging Rafa Benitez?TheUrchins said:any supporter of our great club who seriously thought we would be challenging for major honours this season is off their head's.
This is Rafa's first season and although not the most delightable of seasons, how can my fellow Liverpool supporters question Rafa?.
bought in, in the summer to replace GH who in my veiw should never have returned after his heart illness anyway when Rafa arrived he knew he had a major job on his hands to turn our beloved club around, Houllier had bought alot of discipline back to Anfield after the Evans era but still it wasnt enough, GH let the big players rule the roost so to speak.
So Rafa's first task was to try and keep Captain marvel and St.Michael, and give the Spaniard his due he managed to hold on to Stevie if only for this season, with Owen he had already made his mind up to screw Liverpool out of a nice transfer fund.
Owen always said he wanted to play abroad and we all knew his destination would be Real, what bugged me over it all was that we could have commanded a £40 million fee for St Micheal a couple of years back but the sly little git along with his agent and Real officials conspired to wait until Liverpool had no option but to sell, a very dirty trick in my opinion and something i will never forgive Owen for and neither will i forgive GH for letting that farce go on.
Rafa knew what the score was and sat down with Owen to discuss the possibility of a new contract again Mikey failed to deliver so he was sent packing to Real a measley £8 million and a second rate Nunez in return.
No blame whatsoever on Rafa, I actually commend the man for standing upto the little shite Owen, if Houllier had done this maybe we could have gotten a better deal previously......thank you Mr Houllier and Mr Owen...........NOT
as for the season overall its not been too bad, Rafa has led us to Cardiff and at the moment we are in the European Champions League Q-F, 5th in the prem but we can and will get 4th
he has made a few good signings, Alonso is world class, what a player his range of passing is extraordinary, not seen since the likes of Jan Molby in my opinion
Our game has looked better much more pleasing on the eye, a lot less sitting back and dropping to deep, some of GH's deadwood seems to have reacted positively under Rafa's tutorlidge eg. Traore, Biscan, Finnan and Riise has been a revelation.
In my veiw you will see alot of change in the Summer SG will leave so will Kewell, Hamman too, there will be major changes in the boardroom also.
this time next year we will then be able to say just how we think Rafa is coping and bearing upto the task of being Liverpool manager you cant judge him this year and anyone who does is being rather stupid.