Rafael Benítez will hold further talks with the Liverpool hierarchy to resolve his future after both parties exchanged “issues of concern” at a meeting in London today.
The Liverpool manager met the club’s chairman, Martin Broughton, and managing director, Christian Purslow, as he ponders whether to accept an offer from Juventus. Benítez has been seeking assurances over Liverpool’s search for new investment and spending power this summer, while Anfield officials wanted confirmation of the manager’s intentions.
A club statement said: “We are pleased that the first of what is intended to be a series of meetings took place between the chairman, managing director and the manager Rafael Benítez. The meeting was constructive.
“The chairman shared his views about plans for the future of the club. There was an exchange of views and issues of concern to both the board and the manager which will either be addressed or be picked up on in future meetings.”
So everthing is still unclear at Anfield, but at least they are talking to each other.
It is believed that matters discussed included Rafa’s future intentions, the availability of transfer funds and prospects of new owners buying the club.
Nothing can really be decided as yet as the club is, at present, in a ‘state of limbo’.
Please sort it out Broughton and Purslow, soon.