What a difference a day makes
Yesterday Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez was seemingly heading out of the Anfield exit door by the end of the week, whilst his team faced a in form Real Madrid who had scored ten goals in two games later that evening.
A day later, and the scene is alot brighter for anyone to do with Liverpool. After Yossi Benayouns 82nd Minute winner last night in the Bernabeu, Benitez give out big hints that he is prepared to commit himself to the club long term. On Wednesday, Benitez's face could be seen in every national newspaper, with 'Leaving' one of the words most probably underneath. Bookmakers stopped taking bets on Benitez not been in charge next season, and the talk almost papered over the fact that Liverpool was heading to face possibly the most well known club in world football in their own backyard. But the spaniard claimed that talk of his exit had suprised him, and he had no thoughts of leaving Merseyside. A couple of comments from the Spaniard are below;
"My lawyers and advisors have been talking to the club's owners on Wednesday about the contract and I feel the problems we have can be overcome."
"I can assure you that I have not been considering such a move, and it was a shock to hear such suggestions,"
"It needs to be clear that I was not thinking of resigning. My aim is to keep working and winning and to tell the owners that on the pitch."
"I expect talks to continue between my lawyers, my advisors, myself and the owners," said Benitez.
"I am really pleased with my position at the club, I have not been thinking about resigning.
"My aim is to win every game that is possible for this club, and my advisors will continue to talk. We will see what happens then.
"We are still talking, so we will see what happens. I was not thinking about resigning, obviously I cannot control other things that I could be fired, but I was just concentrating on the game.
"The club has made it clear this rumour was not true. That is important for everyone. Stability is the key if you want to be successful."
Todays newspapers was full of pictures of Benitez again today, but the words around were more to do with the Spaniard been a 'Genius' when it comes to tactics in European Football.