Benitez ignores Aquilani-shaped man
Has anyone seen this Italian?
Far be it for The Spoiler to make sweeping declarations as early as November, but with thirteen points seperating them from Chelsea, and a midweek miracle needed to keep them in Europe, things aren’t looking particularly rosy for Liverpool.
Things were made even worse on Saturday, when Benitez was dealt the double cock punch of losing Agger and Babel in the first half against Man City – nothing, it seems, is going according to plan. Which makes his decision to leave his £20 million man, Aquilani, on the bench all the more mystifying. The team is on a shocking run of form, the midfield partnership of Lucas and Mascherano have just two Liverpool goals between them, and – loyal though they seem to be – Benitez needs to keep the fans on his side.
What better way to distract them from the terrible hopelessness of it all than with the blooding of a new and exciting Italian? Let us know what you think with a comment…