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Benitez: The Premier league isn't everything, we have a cup final on sunday

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Rafa Benitez knows silverware is essential for Liverpool, but insists that is not the only yardstick on which he should be judged. The Spaniard is facing ever-increasing pressure at Anfield in the wake of a run of four successive defeats which has put their Premier League and UEFA Champions League ambitions under threat.Back-to-back defeats at the hands of Fiorentina and Lyon in Europe leaves the Reds third in Group E and facing an uphill struggle to reach the knockout stages of the competition they won in 2005.And Premier League setbacks away to Chelsea and Sunderland have seen the Anfield outfit slide to eighth in the table ahead of Sunday's clash at home to leaders Man Utd live on Sky Sports 1 and HD1.Defeat on Merseyside at the hands of their bitter North West rivals would leave the Reds 10 points adrift after the opening 10 games of the season.And while Benitez knows he is expected to add to the Reds' trophy haul, he feels establishing the Reds as a regular challenger for honours should also be recognised.Not fairHe said: "This club has to win trophies. That is clear. "But it's not fair to judge us simply on silverware when you consider we got to the Champions League final in Athens two years ago and then finished second in the league with 86 points last season."We broke our Premier League points record (last season). Some people will still say 'oh, no trophies'. We got to Athens, but people may still say 'oh, no trophies'."You cannot put Liverpool in the same category as some of the other clubs that have not been winning trophies."When you are up near the top of the table and reaching the final of the Champions League, maybe it's not as bad as some people may think. If you want to win things you first have to have a good team and then be consistent."
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Them Wenger bars there, lol.Liverpool would be f*ck*ng stupid to sack him, Rafa ain't going anywhere.

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Tbh Rafa is taking the pisshe should be giving out warcries yet he is like calm down calm downWe got beaten by a baloon ffs

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best. manager. ever.

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Rafa BenitezGOBrakka DefeatedDappas an ediatSlap her with penisClappa D clip

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Even if we beat them on Sunday the smoke screen will be in full effect again due to this protest against the owners. so all the blame/hate will be diverted away from the manager again.the irony is that last season there were rumours that 1 of em cant remeber which wanted Rafa out. wasn't there a protest agaisnt that aswell.

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Even if we beat them on Sunday the smoke screen will be in full effect again due to this protest against the owners. so all the blame/hate will be diverted away from the manager again.the irony is that last season there were rumours that 1 of em cant remeber which wanted Rafa out. wasn't there a protest agaisnt that aswell.
Well they have wanted him out for ages and have constantly undermined him ever since the talks with Jurgen frigging Klinsmann. How can Arsenal fans be in here talking about Benitez by the way when, correct me if im wrong, he has won more then Wenger in the last few years AND finished higher than him in the last couple of seasons? And this is a question before you throw toys out of the pram.
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in all honesty Wenger has had his hands tied big time due to the money issues at Arsenal with them moving to the new ground and trying to secure their longtime future stability.Wenger is undoubtably an excellent Manager of the highest orderthe one criticim that can be aimed at him is the lack of English players in his teams which is abysmal

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Rafa >>Will remain Liverpool manager till death imoGonna spend at least a billion on players in his lifetime there and win 3 cups

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in all honesty Wenger has had his hands tied big time due to the money issues at Arsenal with them moving to the new ground and trying to secure their longtime future stability.Wenger is undoubtably an excellent Manager of the highest orderthe one criticim that can be aimed at him is the lack of English players in his teams which is abysmal
/Mr. Q :lol: Nice try though mate
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:mellow: I wasn't trying to send, as I said. Didn't deny Wenger's ability, never in doubt. Was saying that when your team has not won anything within the same period what is the difference?
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The ammount of expenditure. and the overall wait the scousers have had to win the league the pressure and expectations at United or Liverpool will always be higher than anywhere else in the country

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