He put him on the right, where he scored 23 goals, then Rafa moved him to the middle to be behind Torres and he scored another 40-odd in the next two seasons. He didn't just wander to those positions in the starting line-up because he fancied it. Rafa put him there because he knew what was best for him and when.
Istanbul was lucky someone got injured and was won in-spite of Rafa.
2nd in the table was because everyone else was bad.
Gerrard always played out of position and that was just wrong he was much better being in the center of midfield despite results and stats the prove otherwise.
you have no ounce of credibility and are highly opinionated witch is fine but you do need to realize your opinions are based on nothing but guess work and an incredible ability to see nothing but what you want to see, and after all that you have the nerve to imply someones blinked or has some sort of hero worship complex ?
i suggest you take the blinkers off la contrary to your personal belief Rafa did a good job some may see it as great but to say he did **** all and every thing he achieved here was lucky or because other teams were bad is silly misguided and down right blinkered
Just remember that under Houllier, Gerrard was instrumental in a Uefa cup & League cup win with his goals & helped win 4 trophies & a unprecedented cup treble with Houllier.
I'm guessing Liverpool making two Champions League finals and almost winning the Premier League is all because Gerrard matured too is it?
Very long ago a poster called Juanamena23/Juanito a huge admirer of Rafa and a true Liverpool fan posted a very rational view.
In an ideal situation, the post-Rafa Liverpool would need someone to continue Rafa's legacy and expand on it. Finding Rafa's replacement should have been a quest for continuation sucession. But the media demanded overhaul, the Mickey Mouse owners, the Chelsea fan Chairman and the incompetent CEO, have installed a man who ruined in six months every single bit of Rafa's jigsaw.
A trubute to Juanamena23 YNWA
look at what your posting read it without your bias put yourself in the other persons shoe's for a moment
every single good thing that Rafa done you attest to luck bad teams and Gerrard going against the standard tactics.
opinions are based on something scene heard read whatever
yours are not your opinions are based solely on things you think happened with little regard to anything else, stats quotes and anything else that is pointed your way inst argued down there is nothing for you to argue with is why, you merely disregard anything and point to well it must of bin this that or the other witch quite frankly is ******** you are either heavily blinkered or are ouch for a cheap wuming session
dont play hard done by no one's listening to your point of veiw blah blah, ive heard the same on many arguments its the cheapest way out
Also Rafa hardly inherited a fantastic side from Houllier did he? Houlliers side needed overhauling too.
Of course they encouranged an overhaul, they wanted us to become a midtable club. They made it.
its seems there was a fad at the club in that time getting rid of "problems" and replacing with crap lol
you see i don't agree with Rafa going but i can understand why after that season i do not agree with being replaced by someone that clearly is worse and i can not understand why he was let go in a time where we would be in no position to get someone better hell we didn't stand the chance of getting someone half as good
same way i feel about Insua i can understand the choice but don't get the replacements
were they really that egotistical to think that they could get away with anything with regard to our club?
sadly football supports are that fickle including most of our own (unfortunate but thats the age we live in)
Firstly Hicks was part of a consortium who bought Corinthians in Brazil. They proceeded to asset-strip the club by selling its' best players, replacing them with lesser players, and almost ran it into bankrupty. Hicks then managed to take over and bankrupt both the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers.
this is something people have to remember when talking about Rafa's time at our club (including you mr blinkered like it or not you have to understand this point there is no dismissing this fact)
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