Undoubtedly, this is the worst start for Liverpool in a long time; manager Rafael Benitez will need nothing less then a miracle to keep league dreams alive.
Having lost only two games last season, Liverpool still did not go on to win the league. With a start of more than seven losses this season, it seems nearly impossible that Liverpool win the League.
Rafa’s future will remain in question unless he can force somewhat of a phenomenon into the team.
Liverpool’s injury-struck season has not gone unnoticed and the start of January signals an opportunity for Benitez to bring on some much-required reinforcement to the Liverpool team.
With Torres and Gerrard unable to play and the Reds facing one of their worst seasons in a long time, what has Rafa got planned?
According to transfer rumours, Benitez has set his sights on Arsenal striker Eduardo. With all the recent unsuccessful transfer attempts, this one, it seems, might be taking a similar route to being just a “rumour.” For a fee of £10 million, it is doubtful that either Wenger or Eduardo may give in.
Although, recently, the Brazilian-born striker has started only three games despite completely recovering from the appalling injury he suffered back in February last year, which could compel him into moving to a team that might allow him more time on the field.
Eduardo is an incredible striker and it is understandable why Rafa would turn to him at such a time, but a fee of only £10 million is what sets uncertainty in one’s mind. A player of Eduardo’s calibre certainly won’t move for so low a price.
His contract is set to expire in 18 months, and so far he has had no indication of whether his contract will be extended.
Rumour has it that, Rafa has said that Eduardo is the answer to Liverpool’s striking crisis. It is undeniable that Eduardo at £10 million is a definite asset, but it’s almost too unrealistic.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s persistence and the injury of Robin Van Persie might lead to Eduardo getting more game time for Arsenal, and this could lead to Benitez having to turn to someone else to save his team.
Eduardo is no stranger to injury, though, and maybe Rafa needs to set his sight on someone consistent, stable and not injury prone...Liverpool certainly don’t need another bench warmer.