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What Does Rafa Benitez Have To Do To Get Sacked?

Blackburn v Liverpool Rafael Benitez pa 2393676 What Does Rafa Benitez Have To Do To Get Sacked?

Rafa's poor financial management forced Liverpool to sell out to the Americans

It’s a simple question but a difficult answer. Whether you’re a Liverpool supporter or not, you have to agree that if Benitez was at any other Premier League club, he would have been sacked months ago. Liverpool has been dismal in the league (in seventh place but not playing impressively), in the Champions League (already knocked out) and now in the FA Cup (getting knocked out in the third round of the tournament by Reading).

Yes, Benitez won Liverpool the Champions League in 2005 and made it to the final in 2007 only to lose to AC Milan. But Benitez has failed in the transfer market (just as one example out of many, he shouldn’t have let Robbie Keane leave as Liverpool are now too one-dimensional in attack). And the team’s performance this season has been uninspiring to say the least. Gerrard and Torres have been nursing injuries but because they’ve been the heart of the team, they’ve been pushed into the team prematurely. And neither have been able to add the spark to Liverpool that they had last season. It’s not fair on Torres and Gerrard. They’ve been carrying the Liverpool team for too long and it’s time that the other players stepped up.

Now the fitness of Torres, Gerrard and Yossi Benayoun is in question – and these have been the three best players on the Liverpool side.

This is a club that is woefully in need of a new manager to step in and turn the team’s spirits around. Benitez has lost the plot but more importantly he has lost the dressing room.

What do you think? What does Rafa Benitez have to do to get sacked?


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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