"Liverpool will not win the league under Rafa Benitez"
This was the view of some of the callers on tonight’s phone in on five live.
I am so disappointed that on the eve of our biggest week of the season Rafa chooses to experiment with 4-3-3. This was a strange formation, given that we have been playing with 4-4-2 so successfully recently.
4-3-3 only works if you have athletic strikers who can work the channels and slot into midfield, when required. Crouch and Voronin are not athletic strikers, anyone intelligent can see that.
I was completely baffled with Rafa’s team selection and formation. Rafa keeps going on about the league being a priority but time and time again he prioritises European football over the league.
I don’t understand why he changes the team so much. Even if we beat Marseille, it will not compensate for Rafa’s tactical blunder today. If we go out of the Champion’s league and lose to Man U, Rafa will not get my sympathy should the owner’s decide to part company with him.
Rafa can experiment in the Worthington cup, but to do it in the league beggars belief.
Rafa got away with taking Stevie G off against Everton, but he did not get away with it this time.
I am astounded by Rafa’s decision making.