In the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ dismissal, scouser in the Transfer Tavern have been reading the back pages in order to hear the latest on their managerial vacancy. The last thing they expected to hear was an outrageous claim from another former boss.
Rafael Benitez, who managed the Reds between 2004 and 2010, has lifted the lid on the bizarre decision to sell Xabi Alonso- a man that went on to win the Champions League, La Liga and two Spanish Cups with Real Madrid before winning the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
It wasn’t a popular decision amongst Liverpool supporters and Benitez, now in charge of Real Madrid, attempted to explain the situation- but ended up making it worse. He sensationally told Cadena Ser:
“I needed the money as team manager. You don’t get much for selling a bad player.”
“He had just had an excellent season and we sold him for decent money that helped us rebuild the team.”
What did Benitez do with the £30m he received? The answer is buy Alberto Aquilani, Glen Johnson, Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Maxi Rodriguez; with the Reds exiting the Champions League at the group stage.
Suddenly, our punters are realising that Brendan Rodgers’ transfer policy wasn’t the worst thing in recent years at Anfield.
Liverpool fans, is this the worst single decision EVER? Let us know in the comments below!