Can it get much worse for Liverpool fans?
Out of the League Cup, out of the Champions League, 12 points off the pace in the Premier League and now out of the FA Cup. Their only chance of silverware salvation this season now lies in the Europa Cup, a second rate competition with the also-rans and never-wozzes of Europe.
Their 2 – 1 home defeat in the FA Cup by Reading on Wednesday night was a new low. Just to put it in context, the Berkshire club are without a manager, haven’t won any of their last 5 league games and have spent almost the entire season in the Championship basement.
Added to continued boardroom turmoil and the recent resignation of Tom Hicks Jr for sending an abusive email to a fan, it’s been a horrible few days.
Perhaps the time has come when the powers that be must look at the future of Rafael Benitez? Of course, we should remember that the Spaniard led the Merseyside club to one of their greatest triumphs, victory in the Champions League final against AC Milan. And that after being 3 – 0 down at half time. But that seems long time ago now.
Last season they only lost two league games all season but still failed to land the Premier League crown. Will they ever have a better chance? Probably not, certainly in the short term.
The consensus is that despite all the millions and millions that Benitez has spent, that Liverpool is a two-man team. But those two men, Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard haven’t been firing on all cylinders and both were injured last night. A two man team without the two top men isn’t going anywhere.
So today on Footy Boots we pose this question. Is Rafael Benitez the right man to stay in charge of Liverpool?
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