Friends of Liverpool FC: RAFA NEEDS TIME TO GET IT RIGHT

Sunday, November 1, 2009

RAFA NEEDS TIME TO GET IT RIGHT


Its got to be Liverpool's worst run in years.
Five defeats in the League already, beaten twice in the Champion's League and we will be going out unless we win our last three group matches, plus out of the Carling Cup already
It is Rafa Benitez's poorest spell in charge of Liverpool since he joined us five years ago.
So what do we do?
Sack him or give him a chance to turn things around as he has done on many occasions in the past.
The guy has not become a bad manager overnight, 2nd in the League last season only losing two games to Spurs and Middlesboro(yes, Middlesboro!).
But this season has, so far, been a disaster, as I said, losing five league games to leave us nine points behind Leaders Chelsea gives us an uphill task if we want to win the Premiership.
Yes Saturday's performance at Fulham was woeful, but we had alot of players out with injuries of one sort or another.
The team that did play at Craven Cottage simply did not do their jobs properly and they should take some of the blame for that defeat.
However, taking off Torres on 60mins with the game finely balanced at 1-1 was a bad mistake by Benitez and one which cost us the match.
I don't agee with him saying we don't have to win a trophy this season to be sucessful, yes we do Rafa, yes we do.
I also take issue with his view that Liverpool have a better squad now than when he first joined the club; Vorornin, Lucas, Babel, Ngog? Hardly World-Beaters are they Rafa?
But despite his failings, Rafa Benitez is a good manager with a good record and the time to judge him is at the end of the season and not now.
We need to be patient and wait until he gets Torres, Gerrard and Aquilani fully match-fit and playing in the side week in, week out, then I am hopeful that we will be back to our best.
In Rafa we trust, for now.
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