Rafa Benitez throws cryptic milk-based jab at ex Liverpool owners Hicks and Gillett
A change of scenery has not quelled this man’s oddity
Inter manager Rafa Benitez has given Liverpool’s outgoing owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett a parting gift in the form of an esoteric speech revolving around milk, pointing the blame for his turbulent last months at Anfield at their appointment of current Liverpool MD Christian Purslow.
Rafa told reporters:
I prefer not to talk too much about Liverpool. I prefer not to talk about this because I feel really sorry for the fans. I was watching the fans and I was really sad after the defeat the other day.
We have a saying in Spanish, which is: ‘White liquid in a bottle has to be milk’. [Unless you live in the San Fernando Valley.]
What does this mean? It means that after 86 points and finishing second in the league, what changed? The Americans, they chose a new managing director and everything changed. So, what changed?
The managing director is involved in all the decisions: new lawyer, new chief of press, new manager, nine new players, new medical staff, new fitness coaches – they changed everything.
At the beginning, they changed the managing director who was talking with some players, and they changed everything that we were doing in the past.
So, if you want to ask again what was going on, it’s simple: they changed something and, at the end, they changed everything.
So, white liquid in a bottle: milk. You will know who is to blame.
Ever so slightly confusing, not least because he’s managed to say ‘changed’ eight times in six successive sentences.
When asked to further elaborate, Benitez cleared up any confusion by replying:
White liquid in a bottle. If I see John the milkman in the Wirral, where I was living, with this bottle, I’d say, ‘It’s milk, sure’.
Unless one of you lot can decode this milk nonsense, we’ll have to assume he’s actually f**king mental.