Rafa Benitez's latest proclamations are fishy, as usual. The manager insists he is a victim of his own success.
In the early part of his stint at Liverpool, Benitez won Champions League, FA Cup, European Super Cup, and a paltry Community Shield.
Benitez now feels that his instant success in the Premiership led to the criticism he's received following a tumultuous 2009/10 campaign. Benitez is clearly trying to mask his recent failures with his past glories.
How clever he is!
His declarations are discouraging. It appears Benitez is not planning to leave Liverpool at any time in the near future. No one should complain if he aims to completely destroy Liverpool before moving on.
And what's his target after dismantling the club? He would like to take Spain's National team coaching job at some point in his career.
It seems that he's not happy with Spain's recent accomplishments, and wants to cast his evil spell on the team. God forbid the sabotage of Spain at the hands of Benitez.
For some unknown reason, the Italian teams are running behind Benitez to get his signature.
Both Milan clubs have joined Juventus to convince Benitez that Italy is the best hunting ground for the Spaniard after his "successful stint" with Liverpool.
However, it's all but certain that Benitez will continue at Liverpool for a few more years.
"Unreliable sources" also claim that Benitez is on the lookout for the next Aquilani, of course, from the Youth Academy of AS Roma.
After unveiling a gem—Aquilani— from Italy last year, it's only natural that he wants more of the same. More injury-ridden weeks ahead of Liverpool? The answer is a big NO.
The "efficient and dedicated" co-owners, Gillet and Hicks, came to know about Benitez's "malicious intentions." They have cut-off the transfer budget, much to the delight of Liverpool fans.
The aforementioned sources also reveal that Benitez is shattered after being denied the cash.
The sources finally add that the humiliation of not being offered cash to sign Jr. Aquilani could "force" Benitez to make a move to Real Madrid, as if "Galacticos" failure is not enough there.
Finally, Benitez is also discontent after losing out the battle to sign Valencia's David Villa to Barcelona. The Catalan Club confirmed the signing of Villa today.
Benitez was ready to offer a little more than Barcelona after the Liverpool co-owners made "special provisions" to make this deal happen. But Villa dramatically snubbed Liverpool's offer, citing Benitez's reluctance to sell Fernando Torres to Valencia as the key reason.
Apparently, some of the players are planning to protest against Benitez. They feel he has too much control over the club, a little more than what the players would like.
Beyond any doubt, Albert Riera is the head of this "anti-Benitez" working committee.
Pretty interesting. Indeed, intriguing days lay ahead at Liverpool.