RAFA STAYS UNTIL END OF THE SEASON

Friends Of Liverpool

Following last nights calamitous defeat at home to Reading, there has been an outcry in the media by former players, pundits and some fans to sack Rafa Benitez as soon as possible.
However, this is not the Liverpool way of doing things, the Boss will be given until the end of the season to see if he can get things back on track.
According to Liverpool MD Cristian Purslow, Benitez’s position: “Is not on the agenda.”
There is no doubt that it has been a disastrous campaign so far.
Out of the Champions League at the group stage, seventh in the Premier League, out of The Carling Cup and now dumped out of The FA Cup by a club at the bottom of the Championship.
Not a good season by any standards.
Its a remarkable turnaround in fortunes from last season when we were top of the Premiership at the same stage of the Season.
Where has it all gone so badly wrong?
The loss of Alonso is the main reason, he was our play maker, everything went through him from defence to attack.
The limited but improving Lucas has been playing in his stead while his replacement, Alberto Aquilaini has only now broken into the team and, to be fair, he looks a class act.
Injuries to Torres and Gerrard early in the Season have not helped either as we don’t have proper replacement for Torres especially.
Torres, Gerrard and Benayoun all picked up injuries against Reading and will be out for between two to six weeks, a disaster.
The defence has let in far too many goals this campaign.
I think we have lost 11 games already this Season.
So the pressure is definitely on Benitez.
He has to try and guide Liverpool to fourth in order to save his job.
It will not be easy with Man City, Spurs and Villa all playing well and all ahead of us in the League.
But I and the Liverpool board believe he should be given until May to get things right.
Otherwise Guus Hiddink, Jose Mourinho and others wait in the wings.