Rafa doesn’t play Torres-Liverpool has 3 draws.
Rafa plays Torres, Torres scores 3 goals and they win 4-2.
I’m not a manager by any sense of the word. But I like to believe that I know my football. I understand the rotation system I do. As I have expressed over the past month, when it works, Rafa looks like a genius, and when it doesn’t he looks like a complete ass. And when your top striker is worth 26.5 million pounds, and you don’t play him. You really look like an ass.
Rafa came out last week and said that Liverpool’s goal was to win the Premiership this season. How can you say that when you start Voronin over Torres against Birmingham and then you procede to start Torres in a Carling Cup game. Does anyone care about the Carling Cup anymore? NO!
What people care about is the Premiership. That is what brings home the bacon. Rafa has demonstrated that he knows how to coach in Europe, taking Liverpool to the finals last season.
What he hasn’t shown is the CONSISTENCY in the Premiership. That is, the ability to coach well and to win points when you should, ie against Birmingham at Anfield. There is no reason to drop 2 points at Anfield. No reason at all.
Hopefully this will settle the Torres ‘rotation problem’ once and for all, and we all can get on with our lives.
But why am I certain that this isn’t the last of it…