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Rafa Says "Same Again" as Reds Tie Backroom Staff to Long Term Deals

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 14: Liverpool Manager Rafael Benitez looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 14, 2009 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Danny StewartContributor IMarch 29, 2009

They say that good news comes in threes these days. Well, I for one don't believe that's true...it comes in fours!!

Having smashed four goals past Real Madrid and another four past Manchester United in their own back yard, Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez only goes and puts pen to paper on a new five-year deal (finally putting paid to any rumours he may be leaving in the summer), and then goes and secures the services of his technical staff on new contracts.

Sammy Lee, Mauricio Pellegrino, Angel Vales, and Paco DeMiguel have all agreed to new improved deals as Liverpool FC, for once in a long time, now dominate the headlines for all the RIGHT reasons.

What a time to be a Red!

Having seen Liverpool dominate English and European football for many years with a brand of free-flowing, destructive football that few teams could cope with, it was the methodology and behind-the-scenes organisation and togetherness which really set Liverpool apart from other clubs.

This is obviously how Benitez sees his Melwood setup, continuity, and creativity—a long term plan.

With the staff at Melwood now tied up on long-term contracts, and the likes of Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger, and Dirk Kuyt all seemingly eager to commit themselves to the Merseyside giants, the future is indeed looking bright for the Reds.

Long may it continue!!!

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