Liverpool fans leave banners begging for Rafa Benitez return at his English home

Posted by - December 23, 2010 - Italy, Liverpool

Under-fire Inter boss wanted at Anfield

Rafael Benitez is being lined up for a Liverpool return by come of the club’s supporters judging by the Christmas decorations at his home.

The gates to the Spaniard’s house in Wirral have been adorned with banners asking him to return to Anfield.

With Benitez’s current stand-off with Inter Milan’s hierarchy almost certain to result in his sacking at some point and the Champions League-winning manager back in Blighty for his Christmas break, disgruntled Reds took the opportunity to plea with owner John W Henry to reappoint their former boss.

The official party line is that Liverpool’s current mess is of Rafa’s making, and current manager Roy Hodgson will not be pleased that the ghost of Christmas past has come to haunt him over the busy festive period.

Our cynical pals at Dirty Tackle suggest there is decent chance Benitez hung the banners there himself!

  • rob

    These Liverpool fans constantly live in the past

  • rob

    These Liverpool fans constantly live in the past

  • Rire

    What official line is that? most liverpool fans don’t want Roy ‘Mediocrity’ Hodgson here. rafa is million times better then him.

  • Daniel Storey

    Is it just me or do they all look like they were written by the same person?

  • Anonymous

    How much of this article is wrong. These banners `are not outside or even near Rafa’s property. They are hanging on a school fence opposite the football ground (20 miles away from Rafa’s house on the Wirral). And as the comment below points out… What official party line is that? Can you give me the link to “That official party line,” because being an Liverpool fan for fifty-odd years and an avid follower, I’ve never seen or heard that “so-called” official line quoted by the club or any of the current staff.

    The internet has always had a lot to answer for when it comes to truth and fact, but this website (no doubt someones bedroom hobby, and probably still produced there), has taken that to a new low. I suggest you get back to playing with your leggo kiddies, and leave proper football reporting to people who know how to research, write and have an inkling of what they’re doing.

  • Anonymous
  • Daniel Storey

    To be honest Ed, this blog purely gives an insight into some of the quirky stories doing the rounds in the football world. It does not claim to be encyclopaedic, and would not want to be so, but instead aims to offer information on the “water-cooler” topics.

    And these Benitez banners have been reported as on Benitez’s home by some of the larger football websites:

    http://www.football365.com/story/0,17033,8652_6607824,00.html

    Come on my friend, it’s Christmas!

  • Skruse30

    RH claims that that the Liverpool team he is managing is not his, and that why they are perfoming bad.
    Then I have to ask, was Rafas 2005 team his, still he managed to make us great again.
    Is the current Real Madrid side Jose Mourinho´s, still they are doing ok
    And Now RH slams Joe Cole, just one month after slamming Glen Johnson
    http://lfc-red.blogspot.com/2010/12/roy-hodgson-slams-joe-cole.html

    I am not saying lets bring Rafa back. I was sad when he left, but even more sad when RH was appointed.

  • http://stuart-otterson.livejournal.com/ Stuart Otterson

    I see Hogson’s cluelessness is infectious.

  • http://stuart-otterson.livejournal.com/ Stuart Otterson

    I see Hogson’s cluelessness is infectious.