Trouble looms for Rafa Benitez and Liverpool
It seems extraordinary that when Liverpool finally seem to be finding some kind of consistency in their form, the manger and the co-owners should engage in such public dispute.
Liverpool's co-Chairmen George Gillett and Tom Hicks have today released the following statement.
"Despite speculation in today's newspapers, there is nothing new to say. "We had a good win yesterday and have got some very important games coming up starting with Porto on Wednesday, followed by Bolton and Reading, before Marseille and Manchester United in a few weeks. "Both of us, together with Chief Executive Rick Parry, plan to meet with Rafa when we come over mid December to make decisions on the team's requirements at that time."
Make of the above what you will, but following Rafa’s post match interview yesterday and his public declaration that the co-owners don’t understand the European transfer market, it is clear to me that neither party is willing to back down.
I don’t believe any dispute should be fought so publically, especially with so many important games coming up. I think, it is time that both parties resolved their differences and let the team and manger focus on football.