The Big Question

Seriously, is it time for Benitez to go now?

Liverpool 1-2 Reading… ahem


Those who have been forced to endure the slow erosion of a once-beautiful relationship with a woman/man will know just how hard it is to finally call it a day. Yes, they have started reading during intercourse, they’re “working late” an awful lot, and they appear to be dry puking every time you attempt a simple hand-hold in public.

But remember those great times? That night in Istanbul in 2005 when the sex started awkwardly, but ended with you shouting thunderously with joy as it reached an unexpectedly amazing crescendo?

Man, what a holiday that was!

All of which leads rather clumsily to Rafa Benitez, who last night surely smashed another nail into his Liverpool coffin with a limp home performance against Reading – a team who had never won at Anfield.

For Liverpool supporters, it must have made for depressing viewing, with both Gerrard and Torres hobbling off, supplying a very appropriate live-action metaphor for their manager’s season.

With the boardroom in a shambles, and Rafa hardly inspiring his team to great things, surely it’s now time for some fresh blood to stop the rot?

Is it time to finally end this relationship? To shoot the metaphorical sick dog in the face?

Let us know with a vote and a comment.

8 responses so far
  • Part-time Pundit // January 14, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    For his sake, I really hope Benitez starts practicing pulling Europa League trophies out of his arse… at the very least, it may become a life-saving party trick when all else fails!

  • Morty // January 14, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Seriously, who cares about the Europa League? Liverpool fans deserve the EPL title or the Champions League.

    Rafa out!

  • MwepuLlunga // January 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    They guy’s a f*cking joke and has been for the majority of his tenure. Look back to supposed ‘triumphs’ and most have been lucky escapes from disaster e.g. Gerrard having to pull a woeful Liverpool through the group stages in 2005 and saving an embarassing defeat against West Ham in the FA Cup. He’s been lucky he inherited Gerrard, Carra and Alonso and with the exception of Torres the team he’s built has been woeful. Rafa out Jose in!!

  • Bokolis // January 14, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    I’m starting to think that I can do better than Rafa…from my house, yelling at the players through the telly.

    More seriously, the problems we see on Saturday seem to be rooted in a Monday-Friday issue. Both he and the two mooks have proven that they can’t run a football operation. It’s time to bring someone in who can rise above all the nonsense and the balance sheet. Of course, that man would have to be crazy to accept the job.

  • Josie // January 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I have to agree with MwepuLlunga. I think Benitez has run the Liverpool squad into the ground. He DID luck out in 2005. Always felt that way. He has totally lost the plot.

  • Chrisp // January 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    I agree, Benitez has totally lost the plot at Anfield. He needs to salvage some pride and move on now before his reputation suffers another hammering and drags Liverpool down further.

  • Peter Lorre's Bulging Eyeballs // January 15, 2010 at 8:28 am

    It would seem that everyone in a decision-making capacity has lost the plot, subplot, script girl, continuity editor, key grip and catering truck. Have owners Stadler and Waldorf ever understood what is involved in owning a top Premiership outfit, let alone had the club’s interests truly at heart? I do feel for Rafa, but his buying decisions and squad selections have largely been woeful from the get-go.

  • kurac // January 15, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    the club shouldve used the game against reading as the chance to show him the door

    maybe their wating for the next pl game to fire his ass

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