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RAFAEL BENITEZ LIKELY TO SIGN NEW NAPOLI DEAL

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I know a lot of Liverpool FC fans would jump at the chance to get Rafael Benitez back as the reds manager.  Now this seems unlikely.

Rafael Benitez’ agent has claimed his client is likely to sign a new contract at current club Napoli making a Premier League return doubtful.

A number of clubs have expressed interest in Rafael Benitez including Manchester City, Newcastle United, West ham and of course Liverpool fans.

Liverpool fans do you believe he could bring something back to the club? would he be the ‘savior’ you really need? and more importantly would he do a better job than current boss Brendan Rodgers who many fans say he is not the one for the job? Personally I dont think he is, and I think Liverpool would benefit from Rafael Benitez as manager once again.

My reasons behind this are simple, Rafa loves Liverpool, its not just a job to him.  Liverpool is part of his life and always will be.  I believe if he had the same amount of money Rodgers has been given, it’d be a total different story in regards to transfers. Not to mention tactics, Rafa knows how to manage top clubs.

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It was looking like the former LFC boss was going to leave Italian side Napoli when his contract runs out at the end of this season.

But after strong reports in Italy, it looks like he is staying with Napoli and will sign a new contract soon.

Rafael Benitez hasn’t done a bad job at Napoli having reached the semi-finals of the Europa League and could still win a place in the Champions League next season.

Rafa Benitez’s agent Manuel Garcia Quilon has said a new deal could be sorted out within the next week.

Quilon, speaking to Mediaset, said: “Am I optimistic? I’m an optimist by nature. It will take four or five days.

“When there are two people in the negotiation you can’t say with any certainty that a deal will be struck. The negotiations are ongoing.”

CHECK THIS OUT, THERE’S NO WONDER LIVERPOOL FANS ARE WANTING HIM BACK, DID YOU KNOW THESE RECORDS? RAFAEL BENITEZ ACHIEVEMENTS WITH LIVERPOOL F.C. 

AUGUST 2004 – JANUARY 2010

 

2004-05

Liverpool became the 1st British club to ‘keep’ the European Cup following a 5th Final success.

2005-06

Became only the 3rd team, and the 1st British side, to win the European Super Cup 3 times. Steven Gerrard became the 1st Liverpool player in history to score in 5 successive European matches. Kept clean sheets in each of their opening 4 league games for the 1st time in the club’s history. Liverpool set a new club record of 11 consecutive clean sheets (Oct-Dec 2005). Went 762 minutes without conceding a league goal (a post-war club record). Won 10 league games in a row for the 1st time in 15 years. At Luton Liverpool scored 5 goals in an away F.A. Cup tie for the 1st time in 59 years. Liverpool beat Manchester United for the 1st time in the F.A. Cup for 85 years. Recorded their biggest ever away win in the F.A. Cup (7-0 at Birmingham) and the biggest by any team away from home in the Quarter-Finals for 106 years. Conceded only 8 league goals at home – their 3rd best total ever. Set a club record of 12 successive wins in all competitions (it was extended to 14 at the start of the following season). By lifting the F.A. Cup became the 1st manager in the club’s history to win a trophy in each of his first 2 seasons in charge. Set a club record of 21 goals scored by substitutes in a season – previous record was 12. Achieved the 6th-highest accumulation of available league points in the club’s history, and at the time, the 2nd-highest ever number of wins (as a % of games played)

2006-07

Recorded his 50th league win in just 93 games – a record bettered by only 2 Liverpool managers of the previous 57 years, Dalglish and Shankly. Went unbeaten in 30 successive home league games for only the 4th time in their history. Scored 4 goals in the 1st half of an away league game (at Wigan) for the 1st time in 15 years. Pepe Reina kept more clean sheets in his first 50 league games (28) than any other goalkeeper in the club’s history. Conceded only 7 league goals at home – best total for 28 years. Only second English side to win in Nou Camp (previous one was Liverpool in 1976). Reached second Champions League final in three seasons.


2007-08

Beat Besiktas 8-0 to record the biggest ever Champions League victory. Scored 4 goals in a game on 8 occasions before Christmas for only the 3rd time in club’s history. Steven Gerrard scored his 23rd European goal – to break the club record. Pepe Reina kept his 50th league clean sheet in his 92nd appearance – breaking club record of 95 held by Ray Clemence. Steven Gerrard became the 1st Liverpool player ever to score in 5 successive European games in the same season. Fernando Torres became the 1st Liverpool player in 62 years to score a hat-trick in successive home league games. Rafa Benitez won 81 of his first 150 league games in charge. Only Kenny Dalglish (87) won more as Liverpool manager. Liverpool had 6 players who scored 10 goals or more in a season. Only the 3rd time this had happened in the club’s history. Fernando Torres equalled the club record by scoring in an 8th successive home league game (all divisions). Fernando Torres scored 24 league goals – most by any Liverpool player in a debut season for 61 years. Fernando Torres broke Ruud Van Nistelrooy’s record of most goals in a debut Premier league season by an overseas player. Pepe Reina won the Golden Glove for the 3rd successive season. Liverpool scored 119 goals in the season – more than any team in England.

2008-09

Liverpool won 9 successive home league games for the 1st time since November 1990. Ended Chelsea’s 84-game unbeaten home record. Became only the 2nd English team to win in the Bernabeu. At Anfield inflicted upon Real Madrid their biggest ever Champions League defeat. Recorded their biggest win at Old Trafford for 72 years. It was also the 1st time 4 Liverpool players had scored at United in the same game. Broke Bill Shankly’s record of 65 European matches as Liverpool manager. Broke Bob Paisley’s record of 40 European wins as Liverpool manager. Recorded his 100th league win as manager in his 181st game. It was the 3rd quickest ever by a Liverpool manager and 50 games faster than Alex Ferguson. Equalled club record set in 1904-05 by winning 13 away league games. Amassed their highest points total ever in the Premier League (86) beating the 82 set in 2005-06. Their highest in the league since 1987-88. Scored at least 3 goals in 6 successive games in all competitions for the 1st time in the club’s history. Finished the campaign with a goal difference of + 50 – their best for 21 years when they amassed + 63 in 1987-88. Lost just twice in the league – equalling the fewest they had lost in a league campaign for 105 years. Pepe Reina kept his 100th clean sheet in the fastest time in Liverpool history (197 games). Won 75% of all available league points – 2nd highest in the club’s history. The highest number of points by any team which failed to win the league (38 game seasons)

2009-10

Went unbeaten in 31 home league games – their 3rd longest ever run and best for 32 years. Against Manchester United recorded his 114th league win in his 200th game. The 2nd best tally by any Liverpool manager in first 200 league games (Kenny Dalglish 120 wins). Liverpool won a 3rd successive league game at Everton for only 3rd time in club’s history. Pepe Reina set a new club record of most clean sheets (79) in first 150 league games. Liverpool scored 22 goals in opening 7 league games – best tally for 114 years in the history of the Club and 2nd best ever in the Premiership. Broke club record by scoring in an 18th successive Premier League game at Anfield. Fernando Torres broke the club record by scoring his 50th league goal for Liverpool in just his 72nd match.

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