Rafa Bud-nitez the Prophet
Someone spoke to me as to why Rafa Benitez sat on the pitchside with crossed legs as the penalties were taken, like a Buddhist. I don't know but it seemed to emit calmness personified. The following is of Agger's goal and the ensuing penalties with Rafa in said position:
This link from the official web-site clears up any question: http://www.liverpoolfc.tv/news/drilldown/N155840070504-1507.htm
I also came across this, dated 20th February this year:
"Rafa Benitez believes Liverpool will meet Milan in this season's UEFA Champions League final.
The Spaniard has predicted that the two sides could contest the final in Athens in a repeat of the epic showpiece in 2005.
Liverpool face holders and favourties Barcelona in the last 16 and Benitez is confident his troops can cause an upset again like they did against Milan two years ago.
"I think the final will be Liverpool v Milan and that we will win again. It's sure," Benitez told Corriere dello Sport.
Liverpool face the daunting task of Barcelona this week and Benitez has hit out at critics who have ruled out his side's chances of progressing.
"In football there is nothing impossible," added Benitez. "We are ready to astonish you once again.
"Whoever sees us as victims is wrong. We were the same also against Milan in Istanbul's final and to those who see us already beaten by Barcelona, I suggest to see how that match ends."