It amazes me that after coming so close to winning the Premiership title last season everyone and his dog knew that if we were to go all the way this season we needed to strengthen the midfield, to replace Alonso, and buy a quality, established, striker to partner & support Torres. Everyone except Rafa and the rest of the Anfield management team that is.
Rafa apparently has filled the void in midfield with the signing of Aquilani. I say apparently as no one has seen him play yet beside the 20 minutes he got in the Carling Cup game against Arsenal. Now am I missing something here? If Aquilani was OK to come on for 20 minutes in that game why hasn’t he been used since? Rafa your logic is mystifying. But let’s give Benitez the benefit of the doubt on this one. Perhaps Aquilani’s injuries were more serious than we thought and he does indeed prove to be a class player.
However, there can be no forgiveness on the striker issue. (more…)