Rafa has to be ruthless

May 28, 2005
By John Brewin
Bank balances are groaning, livers are moaning and the litter is being cleared from the streets of Liverpool and, hopefully, Istanbul. The satisfaction enjoyed by those associated with Liverpool FC is unlikely to abate for some time. These are a set of people only too happy to remind rivals of their history and achievements.

But for Rafael Benitez, the hard work really starts here. And few could doubt that he is equal to his next task - turning his European champions into Premiership ...

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