Merseyside: A Battle For Benitez

Merseyside football is on a negative slope following the sacking of Everton manager Ronald Koeman and another defensively shambolic performance from Klopp’s red men.

With both teams ending the window having a net spend of £54 million pounds each, the so called “experts” and pundits were quick to suggest that Liverpool or Everton were destined for silverware this season.

The atmosphere amongst fans of the “wee club in the North East” appears to be contrastingly different – the feel-good factor is back at St James’ Park.

Mike Ashley has now officially announced he is putting the club up for sale – news that every Newcastle United fan has dreamt of since his dictatorship began 10 years ago.

Without spending ridiculous amounts on players, those so called “experts” were brandishing Newcastle’s spell back in the Premier League to be short-lived, unless Ashley invests millions.

Indeed, it appeared it was only Newcastle fans who knew they had Rafa. Now obviously everyone knew he was their manager. But everyone had forgotten his pedigree, his tactical qualities and know how to get those precious 3 points in the Premier League.

Liverpool fans on social media were quickly retracting their love for Klopp and remembering what they are missing – Rafa.

Undoubtedly Klopp’s attacking philosophy is a pleasure to watch and his side has the capability to blow teams away, but when teams stop their front three their back four is a disaster.

As sacking season is upon us already – just after 9 games – a top manager in Ronald Koeman has lost his job. Did he deserve it? No. Trying to replace their best player and main talisman with average players was always going to take time.

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