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People also forget tha Rafa makes substitutions that win games more than any other manager in the Prem - and by a country mile too.
And, when people [I mean the press and TV here] say that Torres saves Rafa on a number of occasions, maybe they shoud remember tha it was Rafa who signed Torres, an he signed him toscore important goals.
Many of those who bang on about Torres 'saving' Rafa are the same people who also bang on about his bad signings. Well, you can't have it both ways.
I saw an article last week that listed ALL Rafa's signings, and up to buying Torres, his biggest [most costly] signing was Alonso for £10.25M - not bad going, especially at a time when Chelski and ManUre were buying about ten players each costing between £15M and £30M.
Most of Rafa's signings have been free transfers, and many of his buys have been moved on at a profit or at break-even.
In Rafa we trust.
Back the manager, the team, the club - AND ignore all these fakers who are on here as a wind-up, claiming to be Reds. That's what 'Ignore User' is for.
Liverpool are in a much better position to challenge for the title than they have been in past seasons, so one has to give the man some credit....Wether or not the team can last the distance remains to be seen, but it should be an interesting run in.
- 1 Reply to kevin D
Guys, whilst it´s good to see you defend the club and team and manager against the wingers, I think you are missing the point somewhat. What is being said by the responsible anti Rafa brigade is valid when you compare his management with those of say Moyes, Brown, Redknap, O´Neils etc. Squad for squad, they have inferior individually talented players to work with but still manage to produce attractive, balanced and spirited team performances. When the pundits, professional players and match comentators and football writers alike confess themselves mystified by Rafa´s selections, substitutions and approach, then I think the body of evidence that he is a tinkerer with weird egotistical ideas is pretty substantial. All I am saying is that he is not getting the best out of the boys week in week out and that is the manager´s job! Sure, I´ll agree we have managed to scrape our way to where we are at the moment, but we could be further ahead with a better coach. Or is that being "disloyal"?