Rafa Benitez Never Talks To Liverpool Players – Albert Riera
Spaniard reveals lack of harmony at Anfield…
Liverpool winger Albert Riera has launched a stinging attack on coach Rafa Benitez, revealing the Spaniard hardly talks to his players.
"In the two years I have been here he has never managed a situation with a player by talking to him. He thinks he is the boss and everyone else is deaf. The dialogue with the players is practically zero,” Riera told Radio Marca.
The former Espanyol man has found himself out of favour at Anfield recently and revealed that he is most upset at the lack of an explanation for his complete exclusion from the side.
“When you stop playing in this manner it must be something personal,” he continued. “If I'm doing something wrong and you are my boss, and you count on me, then why not come and tell me what I need to do to play? That's what really hurts.”
"[Fernando] Torres and [Pepe] Reina encourage me. They tell me that they know that if I play, I will do well. But a week goes by and then another and another and nothing has been achieved. There shouldn't be a lack of communication either, because I speak Spanish and my English isn't bad either.
Riera also expressed his surprise at how much of a difference the departures of Alvaro Arbeloa and Xabi Alonso have made to the club.
"It's unbelievable that two players have changed things this much."
Finally, the Spanish international said he would be surprised if Benitez became the coach of Real Madrid next season, saying he didn’t think Rafa’s brand of football would go down well in the Spanish capital.
"In Madrid, they ask you to play beautifully as well as win. I see this as the difficult thing. We have never played beautiful football - effective, yes - but we haven't displayed brilliant play,” he concluded.
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Good to see liverpool controlling the pace at the early stage of the game. Must keep it up and score the 2nd goal to open floodgate.
can someone wake cheesecake bro up to wave Riera's gstrings?
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