FeriAtsThe biggest challange in front of him is to keep his squad intact. Benitez will try to poach some players, some players are clearly frusturated with lack of success and want to move on.
He also asked for a transfer kitty, I wonder how much that is.
ZolaConspiracy theory: He is chosen because he won't leave if Torres, Gerard and/or Mascherano leaves.
I rate his work with Fulham but I don't believe he's calibre of a top 4 chasing team. This is a clear sign of downsizing that will happen at Liverpool.
GeorgieWasTheBestIf I am not wrong it was Robert O'Carlos on this site who predicted Liverpool's descend to midtable obscurity. My hat off to him.
My take on this is Liverpools owners are trying to ease the financial situation to enable a quick sale. Sell the stars, pay off some debt, have a better looking balance sheet. Meanwhile, try to punch above the squads weight with a manager who's capable of pulling miracles. Hodgson seems to be the perfect ingredient for the recipe.