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Poor Rafa

By David Herman  

Why are the press so obsessed with what happens to Rafa Benitez? There are two reasons. The first is obvious and therefore uninteresting. Liverpool are a great club and many expected this to be their breakthrough year but yet again the wheels have come off (domestically, at least). He’s under huge pressure and is unlikely to keep his job because only winning the Champions League will guarantee Liverpool a place in the Champions League next season and they need the money to pay the interest on their huge loans.

So far, so straightforward. The other reason is because what’s happening…

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